ROADBLOCKS: FOR OR AGAINST?
This is the report of a survey of "Traffic Safety" readers on the desirability of police roadblocks for stopping drunk drivers. From a readership of traffic safety professionals, 53% support the police checkpoints while 47% oppose them. This article discusses some points made by survey respondents. Supporters of the program note that roadblocks will help scare drunk drivers off the road, and that it is the equivalent of police speed checkpoints. Those who opposed the program claim roadblocks will be a threat to civil liberties, and could be used in a discriminatory manner.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1991-4
- Pagination: p. 20-21
- Traffic Safety (Washington)
- Volume: 91
- Issue Number: 2
- Publisher: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- TRT Terms: Countermeasures; Data collection; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Police; Roadblocks; Surveys; Traffic law enforcement
- Uncontrolled Terms: Civil liberties
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00607463
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM