1978, 15 Minutes
Drinking, Driving, Surviving depicts the prevailing attitudes of youth to drinking and driving in the late 1970s, when the blood alcohol legal limit in most Australian states was higher than today. The young people discuss social pressures and what they regard as their 'safe' level of alcohol intake.
In an instructive and non-sensational way, the film also presents information about alcohol and the body, road deaths and includes controlled driver tests. Once and for all, the myth about driving under the influence is exposed - alcohol and driving simply do not mix.
Made by Film Australia for the Office of Road Safety, Department of Transport, Australia in cooperation with the State and Territory Road Safety Bodies. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Writer/Director: Greg Reading
Running Time: 15 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: PDHPE; Health and Human Development; English; SOSE. Recommended viewing for secondary school students eligible for a drivers' licence.