Avoiding Drunk Drivers: The Level and Sources of Protective Behavior
Applegate, Brandon K., Cullen, Francis T., Richards, Pamela J., Lanza-Kaduce, Loan, Link, Bruce G., Violence and Victims
Drunk driving has been a concern for a decade and a half, with most discussions of its control centering on offenders. Research on the extent to which citizens engage in behaviors to avoid becoming victims of drunk drivers, however, is in short supply. This project examines the level of participation in protective behaviors, and it assesses the potential sources of self- and other-protection. Our findings indicate that substantial proportions of citizens take action to protect themselves and others from victimization by drunk drivers. We also find limited support for the fear/victimization model and no support for a collective security explanation of protective behavior.
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Publication information: Article title: Avoiding Drunk Drivers: The Level and Sources of Protective Behavior. Contributors: Applegate, Brandon K. - Author, Cullen, Francis T. - Author, Richards, Pamela J. - Author, Lanza-Kaduce, Loan - Author, Link, Bruce G. - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 14. Issue: 3 Publication date: January 1, 1999. Page number: 323+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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