AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF ASAP ON THE TRAFFIC SAFETY SYSTEM IN FAIRFAX COUNTY: 1974. ANALYTICAL STUDY NUMBER 4

Sanctions imposed for the sample of DWI offenders prior to any suspension of penalties are presented by BAC range for the years 1972 through 1974. Final sanctions imposed on the defendants in the sample are also presented for the same years. Comparing initial and final imposed sanctions, it was found that: 1) In 1972, DWI offenders were given higher initial sentences which were ultimately all or partially suspended and the typical fine actually paid was $50; 2) In 1973 and 1974, the majority of fines initially levied were, in fact, finally paid and $50 and $100 fines were typical; and 3) In 1974, there was a noticeable increase in the number of DWI offenders who were penalized with, in addition to fines, license suspensions (less than 6 months) and were put on probation (usually for one year).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  United States  06120

    Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Fairfax, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Sweeton, E R
    • Costenoble, K C
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEM 4104-538 Final Rpt., HS-037 896
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2003 12:00AM