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NCJ Number: 74502 Find in a Library
Title: Rehabilitating Drinking Drivers - An Analysis of Three Years of Activities of the New Hampshire Alcohol Safety Action Project - Final Report
Author(s): R G Ulmer; H H Jacobs
Corporate Author: Dunlap and Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Dunlap and Associates
Darien, CT 06820
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Dept of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DOT-HS-055-1-071
Publication Number: DOT-HS-803-147
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Activities of the New Hampshire Alcohol Safety Action Project for the period July 1972 through June 1975 are discussed; program goals and successes with regard to those convicted of driving while intoxicated are emphasized.
Abstract: The rehabilitation efforts of the Alcohol Safety Action Project were initiated to provide people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) with retraining and resources for dealing with problems related to drinking and driving. From mid-1972 through mid-1975, a total of 4,388 people were referred for screening to determine their eligibility to attend driver retraining schools. Of those referred, 2,160 people were selected, and 1,817 were eventually graduated from the schools during that period. In order to evaluate the program's effectiveness, the subsequent accident involvement and DWI rearrest records of those referred were compared with groups of people who were not referred. The results indicated that the total number of subsequent accidents and DWI rearrests were less for the referred groups than they were for the groups which were not referred. The differences that were found occurred within the same and subsequent year after conviction but were not present in later years. Because of the possible differences that may have existed between the groups initially, these findings, while not conclusively proving the effectiveness of the schools, do indicate that the rehabilitation experience can reduce the incidence of subsequent accidents and DWI rearrests. The cost of processing an individual who attended the school was $69.57. Tables, figures, and footnotes are included. (Author abstract modified).
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI); New Hampshire; Programs; Rehabilitation; Traffic offenses
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