Special Issue "Drink Driving Rehabilitation Programs"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mary Sheehan
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Guest Editor
Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety-Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Interests: drink driving; rehabilitation interventions; rural driving safety; school-based injury prevention
Dr. Sjoerd Houwing
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Guest Editor
Central Office of Driving Certification, SWOV Road Safety Research, Leidschendam 2290, The Netherlands
Interests: epidemiological studies; case–control studies; clinical signs of drug driving impairment; alcohol interlock programs; rehabilitation measures
Prof. Dr. Victor Siskind
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Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Interests: traffic epidemiology; statistical methods; road safety; novice drivers; traffic offence patterns
Dr. Christine M. Wickens
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Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto M6J 1H4, Canada
Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto M6J 1H4, Canada
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Interests: mental health; substance use; stress and coping; injury; collision risk; impaired driving; driver rehabilitation; driver anger and aggression; street racing; social media

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is important to recognize that high levels of community education, enforcement, and penalties have led to major improvements in road safety. However, a serious problem that remains is the representation of drink driving as a contributing factor in more than one-quarter of fatal crashes. An important response has been increasing attention to developing and evaluating rehabilitation programs to reduce offender recidivism. At least three initiatives over the last decade deserve examination by the international public health community. These are programs linked with mandatory alcohol-ignition interlocks, interactive internet-based interventions particularly addressing attendance challenges, and increased attention to programs targeting first offenders to prevent recidivism.

This Special Issue calls for the submission of papers on this issue to enable broad interchange from different countries and models to inform ongoing evaluation and progress in this important public health field.

Dr. Christine M. Wickens
Prof. Dr. Victor Siskind
Dr. Mary Sheehan
Dr. Sjoerd Houwing
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • drink driving
  • road safety
  • rehabilitation interventions
  • substance use
  • mental health
  • collision risk

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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