Reducing the drink driving road toll : a case study in integrating communication and social policy enforcement

Snitow, S 2004, Reducing the drink driving road toll : a case study in integrating communication and social policy enforcement, Masters by Research, Applied Communication, RMIT University.


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Title Reducing the drink driving road toll : a case study in integrating communication and social policy enforcement
Author(s) Snitow, S
Year 2004
Abstract This thesis presents a case study of the drink drive initiatives, including marketing communications, legislation and enforcement practices implemented in the state of Victoria (Australia) between 1989-2000. It has been argued that the 51% reduction in road toll was related to these initiatives. In order to explore the veracity of these claims, a holistic case study approach was adopted. In addition to an examination of the communications tactics and extant practices of enforcement agencies, the study involved interviews with two distinct groups: professionals in various fields pertaining to road safety, and members of the general Victorian driving community. The focus of this work was on the advertising and communications campaigns that were run by the Transport Accident Commission from 1989-2000; however the policy and enforcement initiatives were also examined in terms of the ir potential impact on the lowering of the road toll. Suggestions for the improvement of policy and communication strategies within a social marketing context are made.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Applied Communication
Keyword(s) Drink driving
Social policy
Communications
Case study
Social marketing
Enforcement
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