This document is the final report concerning the effectiveness of the CDUI Project's education programs for first DUI offenders. There is a complemental report on educational counseling program effectiveness for multiple offenders. First offense drunk drivers were randomly assigned to a home study program, an in-class education program, or a non-treatment control group. Treatment effectiveness was measured by DUI offenses, accident involvement, and client life changes occurring subsequent to assignment. When the total first offender research sample was analyzed, the results indicated that both of the education programs produced significant reductions in DUI recidivism relative to the control group but there was no significant difference between the home study and in-class education methods. The analysis of client subsamples suggested that the home study program was not appropriate for all clients, but for the majority of clients the two education methods were equally effective. The Project's education programs had no effect on accident involvement, or on client life status. Neither of the secondary interventions, letter monitoring and follow-up interviews, had any traffic safety impact.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sacramento County Health Department

    Comp Driving Under Influence Alcohol Offender Treat Dem Proj
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Reis Jr, R E
  • Publication Date: 1982-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDUI-F-82 Final Rpt., HS-806 558
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01414
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM