Journal article

Bridging a historical gap: can changes in perceptions of law enforcement and social deterrence accelerate the prevention of drunk driving in low and middle-income countries?

Flavio Pechansky, Aruna Chandran, Tanara Sousa

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE PSIQUIATRIA | ASSOC BRASILEIRA PSIQUIATRIA | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs (DWI) have been well established. Many countries have successfully reduced the incidence of DWI through effective law enforcement. We aim to explore the links between how law enforcement is perceived in cultures with different socioeconomic indicators. Our hypothesis is that social norms around definitions of what constitutes "right" vs. "deviant" behavior related to DWI directly contribute to the mode and success of law enforcement. METHODS: Road safety professionals from six countries with different levels of DWI rates and enforcement strategies were interviewed regarding the expected local response to a case vig..

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