CRISTINA PANTEA, RAZVAN HORHAT, SALOMEIA PUTNOKY, OANA SUCIU, IOANA TUTA SAS, CODRUTA BACEAN, RADU BAGIU, CORNELUTA FIRA MLADINESCU, BRIGITHA VLAICU RISK BEHAVIOURS FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN 18-20 YEARS YOUNG PEOPLE TRAVELLING WITH DRUNK DRIVER OF TIMIS COUNTY, ROMANIA The present research aimed to assess some predictors for experiencing traveling in a car with a driver who has consumed alcohol, in a group of young people, aged between 18 and 20 years, residents of Timis County, Romania. The study group of 1606 young subjects, 18-20 years of age, 51.4% pupils and 48.6% students, with girls being significantly better represented, was applied a transversal population study. Percents of 29.8% of boys and 28.4% of girls got 1-3 times in a car with a drunk driver, and 10.1% of boys and 6.5% of girls traveled in such circumstances more than 4 times. Boys tend to accept the risks of traveling in a car with a drunk driver significantly more frequently than girls. We identified some predictors for traveling with a driver who has consumed alcohol, such as the binge drinking model and the model of mixed alcohol and drugs consumption, the practice of alcohol consumption associated with vehicle driving by the father, as well as by friends.
Keywords: young people, traveling with drunk driver, traffic accidents, consumption of alcohol and drugs