Influence of Alcohol and Peer Passengers on Risky Driving Behavior in Young Adults

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2012 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marie Claude Ouimet, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01595659
First received: May 5, 2012
Last updated: May 8, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

Among the many risk factors that contribute to young drivers' crash involvement, two are critical: peer passenger presence, which is unique to young drivers, and the influence of alcohol, a universal risk for drivers but one against which young drivers are most susceptible. Clarification of how passenger presence interacts with alcohol consumption to increase risk is needed. The impact of experimentally manipulated passenger characteristics and alcohol quantity on risky driving is observed using driving simulation and a random assignment experimental design with a sample of 18-19 year old male and female drivers.


Condition Intervention
Injury Prevention
Behavioral: Passenger effect

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Influence of Alcohol and Peer Passengers on Risky Driving Behavior in Young Adults

Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Risky driving in a simulator [ Time Frame: within 1 hr after alcohol dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: no alcohol Behavioral: Passenger effect
Driving with risk accepting or risk averse passenger
Experimental: low alcohol dose Behavioral: Passenger effect
Driving with risk accepting or risk averse passenger
Experimental: moderate alcohol dose Behavioral: Passenger effect
Driving with risk accepting or risk averse passenger

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being 18 or 19 years of age (18 years old is the legal age for alcohol consumption in the province of Quebec)
  • drinking alcohol at least 2 times per month
  • having a provisional driving license
  • driving in the past 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • health problem that contraindicates participation
  • pregnant or breastfeeding
  • signs of problem drinking
  • positive BAC or recent drug use measured at arrival
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01595659

Contacts
Contact: Sarah Doucet, B.Sc. 450-463-1835 ext 61474 viens.conduire@ushebrooke.ca

Locations
Canada, Quebec
Université de Sherbrooke Recruiting
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, J4K 0A8
Contact: Sarah Doucet    450-463-1835 ext 61474    viens.conduire@usherbrooke.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marie Claude Ouimet, Ph.D. Université de Sherbrooke
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Marie Claude Ouimet, Assistant professor, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01595659     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MOP-111034
Study First Received: May 5, 2012
Last Updated: May 8, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke:
Risk
Young drivers
Alcohol
Passengers
Gender

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Ethanol
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 31, 2014