TASK FORCE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATE AND COMMUNITY ALCOHOL HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAMS

Because of the alarming death and injury statistics of alcohol-related traffic crashes, the public and private sectors have demanded an organized approach to the driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) problem. In response to this demand, a definitive strategy has been designed--the TASK FORCE methodology. Many states, numerous communities and municipalities have determined that the task force technique is highly effective in bringing together citizens, policy makers, and court officials to address drunk driving issues. Ultimately their efforts will effect positive changes in current attitudes toward the DWI problem. An organized systems approach is the most significant feature of the task force methodology. This technique of structured problem analysis and group organization can result in solutions which reduce the DWI problem to manageable proportions. These guidelines describe the recommended procedures for establishing and implementing a task force. Through extensive research and study of successful task forces, the common characteristics of the systems approach have been identified and are presented as suggested guidelines. This general description permits use by a broad range of governmental levels; the specific example of methods and procedures can be tailored to meet a variety of needs. You are urged to study this guide and consider the implementation of a task force as an alternative or adjunct to your present program on alcohol-related traffic crashes. Join the nationwide effort to control the staggering death and injury statistics attributable to the driving-while-intoxicated highway safety problem.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-806 433
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM