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Title: Overall ASAP (Alcohol Safety Action Project) Progress - Final Report, Section 1
Author(s): M G Easterling
Corporate Author: Phoenix (AZ) Alcohol Safety Action Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 109
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Phoenix (AZ) Alcohol Safety Action Project
Phoenix, AZ 85003
US Dept of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DOT-HS-052-1-068
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This final report covers the period from 1971 to 1976 and beyond in terms of the initial proposal for funding an Alcohol Safety Action Project (ASAP) in Phoenix, Ariz., the 5-year demonstration program that has followed, and plans for continuation beyond Federal support.
Abstract: The report describes the activities of a small management staff which has provided liaison-coordination among various city departments and of a limited number of outside subcontractors in order to develop a systems approach to the traffic safety problem of excessive drinking and driving. This includes the establishment of the overall goals for the project and the development of objectives for each component part (countermeasure). Evaluation methods continued throughout the 5-year operational phase and added to 3 years of baseline data, are discussed. Key performance measures are presented in table form for most of the Phoenix ASAP countermeasures. For each component activity, there are included conclusions and recommendations of the project director. Abstracts for the five comprehensive analytic studies prepared by the ASAP Evaluation Unit are presented in section one of the report. These studies in their complete form represent section two of the report and are each separately bound. Section one also contains a summry of significant project results. A decreasing trend in both injury and total crashes during the operational period are noted. However, total fatal crashes have not been affected. The ASAP accomplishments include the development of a system for dealing with DWI offenses. In addition, early casefinding of alcohol problems has resulted in referrals to a diverse network with programs that are directly responsive to DWI defendants' needs. Plans for continuation of ASAP after termination of the demonstration phase are outlined. Two of the letter reports to the mayor and council prepared by the citizens' advisory group are included. An index of all the reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation to date, as well as a series of tables covering project financial and personnel data are provided. Appendix H tables, reporting all the federally required information for the national data base, are submitted as section three of the report. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis; Alcoholism treatment programs; Arizona; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Highway safety; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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