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NCJ Number: 52081 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, DWI (DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED), PART 2 - PREPARING FOR ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Dept of Transportation
Division of Traffic Safety
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Transportation

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INFORMATION ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DRINKING DRIVERS AND ON PATROL-PLANNING STRATEGIES TO COMBAT DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI) ACCIDENTS IS PRESENTED IN A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT FOR ENTRANCE-LEVEL POLICE IN MD.,
Abstract: STATISTICS FROM A VARIETY OF STUDIES ON THE NATURE OF DRINKING AND DRIVING INCIDENTS IN THE TOTAL DRIVING POPULATION ARE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. OTHER STATISTICS SHOW THE RELATIONSHIP OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION TO IMPAIRMENT, THE TENDENCY OF DRINKING DRIVERS TO BE FOUND DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND ON SPARSELY TRAVELLED ROADS, AND THE CHARACTERISTICS AND DRIVING PATTERNS OF IMPAIRED DRIVERS. STUDIES OFFERING VARIOUS ESTIMATES OF DWI OFFENSE PROBABILITIES ARE CITED. THE DEARTH OF EVIDENCE THAT DWI ENFORCEMENTS EFFORTS DETER DRINKING DRIVERS IS NOTED, TOGETHER WITH THE OBSERVATION THAT MANY DRINKING DRIVERS CONTINUE TO DRINK AND DRIVE EVEN AFTER APPREHENSION AND CONVICTION. INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THE PLANNING OF PATROL ACTIVITIES INTENDED TO MINIMIZE DWI ACCIDENTS-WHERE AND WHEN TO PATROL-IS PRESENTED. ANSWER-KEYED QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED AS STUDY AIDS. FOR OTHER MARYLAND TRAINING DOCUMENTS ON DWI PROCEDURES, SEE NCJ-52080 AND 52082-52084. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Correctional training materials; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Maryland; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Self instructional materials; Traffic law enforcement training
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