Research Papers

Do Self-Reported Speeding and Impaired Driving Predict Subsequent Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries? Examination of the National Population Health Survey

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Category 2009–CMRSC-XIX–Saskatoon
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Author/Auteur Evelyn Vingilis, Piotr Wilk


Purpose: To examine self-reported speeding and impaired driving on subsequent motor vehicle
collision injuries.
Methods: The National Population Health Survey is a large, nationally representative sample of Canadians who have been surveyed every two years since 1994. The National Population Health Survey used a multi-staged, stratified random sampling procedure to select 19,600 households in the first wave across Canada. Self-reported speeding and impaired driving were examined by age and sex and in relation to motor vehicle collision injuries reported in the subsequent wave of the survey.
Results: Males and younger drivers were more likely to report speeding and impaired driving, with 19.0% of males 16-29.9 year of age reporting to “never” obeying the speed limit. Similarly young and male drivers had the highest frequency of impaired driving episodes. In examining the relationship between these risky driving behaviours and subsequent motor vehicle collision injuries, speeders and impaired drivers were significantly more likely to report a subsequent motor vehicle collision injury.
Conclusions: These findings support the need for continued focus on alcohol and speeding to
reduce collisions in Canada.

Evelyn Vingilis, Piotr Wilk