One potential approach to DWI deterrence and prevention involves encouraging people present in potential drunk driving situations to intervene in order to prevent a trip by an impaired driver. Potential "intermediaries" include service personnel in commercial drinking establishments, social hosts at private parties, friends and family members. The project, of which this report is one product, has had five primary objectives: (1) to analyze available data on the epidemiology of drunk driving to determine what "clusters" of drinking settings, drinkers, and possible intermediaries show the greatest potential for intervention; (2) to select a limited number of clusters for program development; (3) to develop one or more intermediary programs that would prepare and encourage potential intermediaries to intervene; (4) to investigate the feasibility of such programs; and (5) to suggest approaches to development, dissemination and implementation. This report presents the results of Phase II of the project (program development, feasibility investigation and development of implementation and dissemination approaches). Two programs are developed: A. For bartenders and other service personnel, B. For friends and family members. Both programs include provisions for training of potential intermediaries, public information campaigns, and involvement of drinking establishment owners/managers and community organization. The programs would be disseminated through networks of cooperating alcoholic beverage trade associations with joint public private implementations at the local level. Appendices contain detailed outlines and drafts of program and training materials.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Capitol Systems, Incorporated

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Cozzens, W A
    • Mackintosh, D
    • Ostrove, N
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C712, V1 Final Rpt., HS-806 534
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-81C-07601
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM