DWI ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS: WHY ARE THEY NOT MORE EFFECTIVE?

Mass arrests for DWI have not been effective in preventing alophol-rated deaths. The frequency of impaired driving episodes is believed to be of such magnitude and the relative likelihood of involvement in an alcohol-related fatal crash is so low that current DWI enforcement programs are regarded as inefficient means to prevent alcohol-related deaths. Recommendations to define the problem more clearly are presented. A review of the literature reveals that the proportion of all fatal crashes involving alcohol in some causal fashion is closer to 30% than to 50%, that relatively few alcoholics are high-risk drivers and that it is not alcohol alone that leads to crash involvement but alcohol in combination with such characteristics or conditions as alienation, hostility, aggression, and/or transient traumatic experiences.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • ZYLMAN, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00125515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM