ATTACKING THE DRUNK DRIVING PROBLEM IN CALIFORNIA

California's new drunk driving laws illustrate the evolutionary nature of coping with the endemic ailment of Americans' willingness to drink and drive. This article looks briefly at this evolution, beginning with California's first public awareness and enforcement campaign in 1977 and concluding with modifications to DUI laws to be effective January 1983. Enforcement emphasis is considered critical for two reasons: it heightens the driver's perception of the risk of arrest before he gets behind the wheel after drinking and it takes that many drunk drivers off the road before they can cause accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    11 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • Craig, G
  • Publication Date: 1982-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-43
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 207
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM