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NCJ Number: 250438 Find in a Library
Title: Developing and Implementing a Tool To Evaluate and Improve Underage Drinking and Driving Policies
Author(s): Eduardo Romano Ph.D.; Michael Scherer Ph.D.; Eileen Taylor M.S.
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-AH-FX-0005
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the development, features, and testing of a data-based model (SIM-DUI) that combines scientific knowledge with specific laws to assist policymakers in different communities and States examine policy changes and forecast alternative outcomes for countering teen drinking and driving in terms of crashes and lives saved.
Abstract: SIM-DUI is an Excel-based modeling tool that allows users to simulate how changing existing laws or implementing new laws and policies in their jurisdiction may impact underage alcohol-related crashes (fatal and non-fatal) among teens ages 15-20 years old. A two-phase effort built a user friendly tool (Phase I) and tested it in San Diego County, CA (Phase II). Feedback and recommended changes in SIM-DUI are reported from the San Diego County testing. Additional funding is needed to examine the following recommended changes: 1) examining substances other than only alcohol; 2) examining concurrent substance use with alcohol; 3) including a cost-benefit analysis of implementing new legislation; 4) including other alcohol-related outcomes (violence and public intoxication); 5) examining on-site versus off-site alcohol outlet sales proportions; and 6) examining additional contributors to law enforcement (time officers spent on DUIs, priority of impaired driving enforcement within police stations, and amount of money spent on DUI enforcement). 2 figures, 1 table, 24 references, and appended project materials and products
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Change management; Computer software; Cost effectiveness analysis; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drunk driver programs; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP final report
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