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