Research Project Information Sheet
(Ethics Approval Number: S201406)

Research Team Contact Details
Chief Investigator:
James Freeman Email:

Coordinating Principal Investigator: Natalie Watson-Brown Email:
Coordinating Principal Investigator: Verity Truelove Email:
Research Assistant: Laura Mills Email:

Student Investigator: Emily Parker Email:
Student Investigator: Shaun McManus Email:

Project Description

The purpose of this research project is to explore drink and drug driving behaviours for adults in Queensland. If you are aged 18 years or over, live in Queensland and drive (with a learner, P1, P2, open or disqualified license), you are invited to participate in this research project.
This project is funded by the Road Safety Research Collaboration at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

If you agree to participate in this research project, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes dependent on how you answer questions. You will be asked questions about your driving experience, alcohol and drug use, and alcohol and drug driving behaviours.
Your participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate but change your mind during the survey you may exit the survey at any point. However, it is not possible to remove any answers already submitted as we are unable to identify your survey from other surveys. Please also note that once the survey is complete the research team will be unable to remove your responses as they are not identifiable.


After you have read this information you will be asked if you have understood what you have read and to confirm your consent to participate in this research project. Consent for participation will be confirmed via a survey question. Consent is for your responses to the survey questions to be collected, stored, and used in analysis and publications in a non-identifiable format. In addition, consent is for your anonymous data and information to be utilised for ethics-approved projects undertaken in the future by the Road Safety Research Collaboration team.
Risks and Benefits
There could be questions that might lead you to think of negative or upsetting experiences you have had. If this happens please access a support service such as Lifeline (13 11 14), which offers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling support to persons of all ages.
Participants may choose to enter a prize draw at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of twenty $50 Visa gift cards. To maintain the anonymity of responses, you will be directed to a separate link to provide your contact details, which will not be used for any other purpose and will be deleted once the prize winner has been randomly drawn. This will occur once the survey has closed on the 31st of October 2020.

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Results
The researchers will not be able to identify you from your responses. Any data collected as a part of this research project will be stored anonymously and securely as per USC’s Research Data Management Procedures and cannot be accessed by anyone outside of the research team. All comments and responses will be treated confidentially unless required by law. The results of this research project may be presented at external or internal conferences or meetings, or by publication. If you would like a summary of findings of this research project, please contact the Coordinating Principal Investigators (listed above).

Concerns or Complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints about this survey, or the research being conducted, please contact the Chief Investigator (listed above).  If you prefer an independent person, you may contact the Chair of the USC Human Research Ethics Committee: telephone (07) 5430 2823; email

Please save the information above if you choose to participate.

Question Title

Thank you for participating in this research project.
Please confirm you have understood and agree.

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