THE FACTORS INFLUENCING DWI IN NORTH CAROLINA
This report presents an updated evaluation of the effectiveness of the Safe Roads Act as of 1988, in terms of reducing alcohol related crash involvement, nighttime crash involvement (an often used proxy measure of driving while impaired (DWI) involvement), DWI arrests, and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels over the period 1980 to 1988. In addition it presents the levels of conviction for DWI for all those persons arrested for DWI and for those arrested for DWI who exceed the per se level of .10. This report also examines trends in DWI arrest rates and alcohol related crashes in order to determine the effectiveness of this legislation on various sub-groups of the population to ascertain if all groups were responding in a positive fashion to the law. The DWI arrest rates and alcohol related crash trends are presented by age, race and sex.
- Sponsored by the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- POPKIN, C L
- Martell, C
- Publication Date: 1990-9-30
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol use; Arrests; Automobile driving; Blood alcohol levels; Demographics; Drivers; Drunk driving; Impaired drivers; Intoxication; Legislation; Night; Traffic conviction; Traffic crashes; Trend (Statistics)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Convictions; Night driving
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Driver impairment; Driver intoxication
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Society; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00722114
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UNC/HSRC--90/9/4,, Final Report,, Project # 90-03-C-308-07
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 7 1996 12:00AM