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NCJ Number: 151334 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Guide to Developing a Community-Based Designated Driver Program
Corporate Author: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidelines to assist in the development or refinement of Designated Driver Programs (DDP) for adults are discussed.
Abstract: This guide is intended to help State traffic safety organizations, associations of bars, restaurants, and clubs; local and State government agencies; and others to develop or refine DDPs for adults. The guide focuses on how to develop and operated both drinker-based and server-based DDPs in an entire community. The guide discusses DDPs that operate year-round, but also should help those who want to operate DDPs for limited periods, such as during weekends and holidays. Nine sections included in the guide are: using a community-wide and comprehensive approach; staffing the program; establishing a community coalition; marketing the program; operating the program; publicizing the program; obtaining resources; evaluating the program; and additional sources for assistance. Information for the guide was obtained from various sources including two studies funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; conversations with researchers and operators of DDPs; a literature review; and a review of materials developed by existing DDPs. A listing of manuals and kits for DDPs is provided. A sample brochure and other promotional and instructional materials developed for a DDP in Haverhill, Massachusetts also is provided. References
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Drug abuse; Drunk driver programs
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