There does not presently exist any single source of comprehensive information on the everchanging parameters of the DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) problem in California. A major objective of this report is to combine and cross-reference DUI data from diverse sources and present them, for the first time, in a single reference. Data sources drawn upon for this report include the California Highway Patrol (accident data), DOJ (arrest data) and the DMV driver record database. Each of these reporting agencies, however, initially obtain their data from diffuse primary sources such as individual law enforcement agencies and the courts. In addition to combining existing data in a new format, this report system will ultimately endeavor to collect and report data heretofore unavailable. Another major objective of this report is to evaluate the effectiveness of court and administrative sanctions on convicted DUI offenders. This is accomplished by examining the post conviction recidivism records (alcohol/drug-related accidents and traffic convictions) of offenders assigned to alternative sanctions, statistically adjusting for preexisting differences through a technique called analysis of covariance. It should be noted that it is not an objective of this report to interpret, analyze or make recommendations based on the data presented. Rather, the primary purpose of a reporting system such as the California DUI management information system (DUI-MIS) is to provide objective data on the operating and performance characteristics of the system for others to assess in making policy decisions, formulating improvements and conducting more in-depth evaluations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95813
  • Authors:
    • Tashima, H N
    • Helander, C J
  • Publication Date: 1992-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-92-134, HS-042 229
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2001 12:00AM