A comparison of blitz versus continuous statewide checkpoints as a deterrent to impaired driving

Checkpoints or roadblocks have long been accepted as an effective impaired driving enforcement method in the United States. However, until recently, they have been implemented primarily on a local level and intermittently. In late 1993 and early 1994, respectively, New Mexico and Tennessee initiated year long, statewide checkpoint programs. One state's program features checkpoint blitzes on alternate months and the other involves a lower level of intensity of checkpoints but on a continuous basis. This paper reports on the results of each program in terms of effect on crashes and public awareness and perceptions of impaired driving enforcement. A discussion of the differences between the effects of the two approaches is also included.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 845-8
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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  • Accession Number: 01435870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0908204213
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 7:20PM