THE DRIVE TO STOP THE DRINKER FROM DRIVING: SUGGESTED CIVIL APPROACHES

Society has sought to deter and punish drinking drivers. Yet when society attempts to deter drinking drivers, it falters: for every 2000 drinking drivers, law enforcement officials will probably apprehend only one driver. And when society seeks to punish drinking drivers, it again fails--drinking drivers are rarely sent to jail. This lack of enforcement and punishment therefore signifies tension: society may have a "get tough" attitude, yet its demeanor changes when the drinking driver enters the criminal system. The purpose of this paper is to search for solutions that will dispel this tension. The search is for a civil procedure that will promote effectively society's safety and will treat fairly the drinking driver. This paper proposes three civil procedures and discusses them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Dakota School of Law

    Grand Forks, ND  United States  58202
  • Authors:
    • Kraft, L
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 391-411
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 115
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM