EXPERTS CONCLUDE: LICENSE LIFTING DETERS DWIS BETTER THAN JAIL SENTENCES

Nearly 50 U.S. and Canadian scientists and other experts participated in the first North American Conference on Alcohol and Highway Safety, which met at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, June 12-14, 1984. The participants concluded that revoking a drunk driver's license is a more effective deterrent to future violations than sending him to jail or forcing him to attend driver improvement classes. This article reports on the conference, quoting from the following participants: Ralph K. Jones, president of the Mid-America Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan Dr. Thomas B. Turner, dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and conference chairman; Dr. Robert F. Borkenstein, professor of forensic studies at Indiana University; Dr. Frank A. Haight, professor of statistics and transportation at Pennsylvania State University; Dr. Julian A. Waller, professor of medicine at the University of Vermont; Dr. Gerald J.S. Wilde, professor of psychology at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Dr. H. Lawrence Ross, chairman of the sociology department and adjunct professor of law at the Univerisity of New Mexico; and Richard J. Bonnie, professor of law and director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

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  • Publication Date: 1984-9

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  • Pagination: 5 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00393902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 723
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM