DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL: DETERMINING AN OPTIMUM SANCTION

Numerous elements must be considered in the design of an optimal statutory scheme for the definition and enforcement of the prohibition against driving under the influence of alcohol. Psychological factors determine the extent to which the statute has a deterrent effect. Administrative factors affect the ability of police officers and judicial personnel to operate within the statutory framework provided. Political factors are reflected in the community's assessment of the gravity of the offense and the level of apprehension and conviction tolerated. The format for this study is public opinion, based on responses to a detailed questionnaire concerning various aspects of the driving under the influence (DWI) problem. Five categories of drivers were questioned and the responses were demographically separated. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VHRC 71-R13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM