TRENDS IN BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION LEVELS OF NIGHT DRIVERS

As part of the Fairfax alcohol safety action project (ASAP), two roadside surveys have been conducted in Fairfax, Virginia. A base-line survey was conducted in January 1972 prior to the start of ASAP operations in February 1972, and a second survey was conducted in October 1972. The ASAP concept recognizes the major role that alcohol plays in fatal and serious highway crashes, and the project consists of countermeasures designed to identify drunken drivers, remove them from the road, and refer them to proper educational or rehabilitation programs. The ultimate objective of the ASAP is to reduce the number of accidents caused by the drinking driver. The purpose of the roadside surveys of randomly selected drivers is to provide a secondary measure of the project's effectiveness in reducing the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol. This paper compares the blood alcohol concentrations of drivers in the baseline survey with those during the second survey.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-46
  • Monograph Title: Driver performance
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023653
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM