A sample of the driving records of those convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in 1974 was analyzed to assess the ability of first, second, and third offenders to avoid further conviction or traffic accidents for three years. First offenders were most likely to accrue another conviction in the first year. However, after 3 years, third offenders had the worst conviction rate, while first and second offenders' conviction rates were virtually identical. First offenders' accident rates were the worst in the first year. Otherwise, the three groups' accident rates were similar during the three years. Drivers being reinstated from DUI suspensions (1 year) or revocations (3 years) were surveyed to gain information about their attitudes toward the licensing action and about admitted driving during it. They generally regarded the action as fair despite considerable inconvenience, particularly regarding employment. Survey data was used in conjunction with driver record updates to ascertain the incidence of driving during a licensing action. Of all drivers admitting driving, only 49 percent showed some record update; while 80 percent of those with an update admitted driving.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95813
  • Authors:
    • Hagen, R E
    • McConnell, E J
    • Williams, R L
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-80-75
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM