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NCJ Number: 63864 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: UTAH ASAP (ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT) - ANALYTIC STUDY NUMBER THREE - PATROL ACTIVITY - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): R BYRD; L LARSEN
Corporate Author: Applied Management Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 61
Sponsoring Agency: Applied Management Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DOT HS-159-2-249
Publication Number: DOT HS 803 198
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE EFFICIENCY OF SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT TEAMS ESTABLISHED UNDER UTAH'S ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT (ASAP) TO DETECT DRINKING DRIVERS, AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ASAP COUNTERMEASURES IN PREVENTING CRASHES, WERE EXAMINED.
Abstract: ASAP OPERATIONS FROM JULY 1, 1972, THROUGH JUNE 30, 1975, WERE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY. THE SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT TEAMS WERE FORMED IN THE UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL, THE SALT LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, THE SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE OGDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT. TEAM CHARACTERISTICS VARIED ACCORDING TO DIFFERENCES IN JURISDICTION, AGENCY PROCEDURES, AND REGULATIONS. RESULTS SHOWED THAT ARRESTS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL INCREASED OVER THE LEVELS BEFORE ASAP AND THROUGHOUT ASAP OPERATION. THESE INCREASES ARE DUE TO GROWTH IN RATES OF REGULAR PATROL ARRESTS DURING ASAP OPERATION. THE PATROL TEAMS OPERATING IN URBANIZED AREAS WERE MORE EFFICIENT AT DRUNK-DRIVING DETECTION THAN WERE THOSE OPERATING IN RURAL AREAS. IF DETECTION CAPABILITIES AT LOWER BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT LEVELS WERE IMPROVED, ARREST NUMBERS COULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED. A TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF CRASH DATA IN DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS SHOWED THAT THE NUMBER OF OF CRASHES HAS NOT SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED DURING ASAP OPERATION, ALTHOUGH SOME JURISDICTIONS DID SHOW DECREASES IN CRASHES. FIGURES, TABLES, AND APPENDIXES PRESENTING ADDITIONAL STUDY DATA ARE INCLUDED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Program evaluation; Utah
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