PUBLIC ACCEPTABILITY OF HIGHWAY SAFETY COUNTERMEASURES. VOLUME III: ALCOHOL AND DRUG RESEARCH
This volume, part of a larger study on public attitudes towards proposed highway safety countermeasures for alcohol and drugs, unsafe driving behaviors, and pedestrian safety, discusses reactions to breath testers, drunk-driving deterrence techniques, and roadside surveys. Although not a safety strategy, roadside surveys are necessary to obtain accurate measures of drivers' impairment conditions in order to develop appropriate highway safety programs. Safety strategy acceptability issues in the public survey are presented in relation to demographic characteristics, personal drinking habits, perceived countermeasure effectiveness, and perception of the drinking-driving problem; while likelihood of participation, personal safety, validity of information obtained, and logistical factors in data collection mark the criteria for evaluating roadside surveys. Legal and liability concerns, cost and implementation issues, potential effectiveness, and perceived public opposition exemplify dimensions used by special interest group members to evaluate countermeasure strategies.
- See also Volume 2, PB82-110420, and Volume 4, PB82-110446. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E19, PB82-110404.
Mathematica Policy Research, IncorporatedP.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ United States 08540
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Vayda, A
- Crespi, I
- Publication Date: 1981-6
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 225 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol breath tests; Countermeasures; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Highway safety; Highways; Legal factors; Public opinion; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Society; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00346123
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MPR/PRS-71-24-V3 Final Rpt., HS-805 972
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01466
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 22 1982 12:00AM