Drink driving study into P plate drivers

The State’s peak motoring body has called on young drivers to take part in a study into drink driving behaviour in P plate drivers.

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) wanted to hear from motorists aged under 25 years, on a provisional or open licence and who have drunk alcohol in the past 12 months.

The study hoped to better understand the impact of the current graduated driver licence’s zero blood alcohol concentration laws and, more importantly, their removal upon obtaining an open licence.

RACQ’s Principal Road Safety Advisor Joel Tucker said the road safety body was interested in the outcome of the study.

“Drink driving is still a major issue in Queensland and the more we know about motorists’ attitudes about drink driving, the more opportunities we’ll have to help reduce it,” Mr Tucker said.

“We urge young drivers to take part in the study and we look forward to seeing the results of the research.”

Anyone who wished to participate in the 30-minute telephone interview should contact Cassandra Gauld via email c1.gauld@qut.edu.au or text 0455 723 974 for more information.