Alcohol and Driving

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter (ZUMA, Mannheim)
  • Kretschmer, Elvira (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Köln)
  • Riediger, G. (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Köln)
  • Schanz, Volker (ZUMA, Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Transport, travel and mobility
  • Abstract

    Attitude to alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol as well as personal habits in use of alcohol. Topics: general contentment with life (scale) and satisfaction with condition of health; use of medication; use of tobacco and use of alcohol; drinking habits; motives and occasions for use of alcohol; frequency of alcohol excesses; detailed description of the situation and occasion of the last use of alcohol; place of meeting and distance from residence; means of transport used; intent to do without drinking before begin of a meeting and success in the observance of the intent; point in time of decision about the manner of return home; perceived opportunities for use of alternative means of transport; involvement in an accident or in a traffic check; attitude to traffic checks and knowledge of places of traffic checks; attitude to the car (scale); judgement on the effects of alcohol on driving behavior (scale); frequency of driving under the influence of alcohol and reactions of the environment to this; information on displacement, brand and year of manufacture of motor vehicle; kilometers driven up to now; possible reasons for doing without the motor vehicle; conduct in traffic and pleasure in driving (scales); attitude to observance of traffic regulations; knowledge of selected traffic regulations; appropriate sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol; preferred blood-alcohol limit; assessment of the limit of driving ability at which amount of alcoholic drinks; frequency of violations against the Road Traffic Act and involvement in accidents; punishments due to alcohol at the wheel; loss of drivers license; time worked each week; company size and changes of position in the last few years; self-assessment of social class affiliation; type of health insurance; media usage and leisure activities; Demography (ZUMA standard demography): age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; area of business of company; company size; household income; sources of income; household size; self-assessment of social class; number of persons in household with non-German citizenship. Interviewer rating: type of building; type of city; conduct of respondent during the interview and interest in survey topic; presence and intervention of other persons during the interview; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
All German citizens 16 years old and older living in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3037
    Number of Variables: 441
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1052 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 245 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22