SAFETY STUDY--DEFICIENCIES IN ENFORCEMENT, JUDICIAL, AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS RELATED TO REPEAT OFFENDER DRUNK DRIVERS
In 1983, 42,600 Americans died in 38,000 fatal motor vehicle crashes. Alcohol abuse was involved in 53 percent of these accidents. Of the approximately 773,000 drunk driving convictions each year, an estimated 30 percent are of "repeat offenders." The National Transportation Safety Board here documents a variety of weaknesses in the law enforcement, judicial, and treatment systems which contribute to the persistence of the "repeat offender" drunk driver problem, and recommends steps to be taken by States, judicial training organizations, the Veterans Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fifty-one detailed case histories of repeat offenders are presented.
National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Safety Programs, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1984-9-18
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 99 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol abuse; Case studies; Courts; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Fatalities; Recommendations; Repeat offenders; Traffic crashes; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Treatment programs
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00395950
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/SS-84/04, HS-038 150
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM