On June 7, 1982, Governor Charles S. Robb created the Governor's Task Force to Combat Drunk Driving. The task force is to identify and assess current efforts to address the problem of drunken driving in Virginia and to make appropriate recommendations by June 15, 1983. The Governor divided the task force into four committees: law enforcement, licensing and adjudication, prevention and rehabilitation, and public education and community action. Governor Robb specified six tasks to be accomplished: (1) Identify and assess current efforts to address drunken driving in Virginia and the state of the art of combating this problem; (2) Identify any gaps between current efforts and the state of the art; (3) Determine the feasibility of implementing additional elements to Virginia's approach to fighting drunken driving; (4) Identify potential sources of funds where required for implementing recommendations; (5) Determine how the coordination of management, funding, and resources can be improved at local and statewide levels to implement recommendations; and (6) Prepare a report on the findings of the task force, including recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly. At the request of Delegate Mary Sue Terry, chairman of the task force, and Vincent M. Burgess, the administrator of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program, the Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council has prepared this booklet to assist the task force in its deliberations. The booklet discusses the nature and scope of the drunken driving problem as well as the history of attempts to control the problem in Virginia. It also notes recent changes in Virginia's DUI laws. The second section, which includes an introductory paper dealing with topics of interest to each of the four committees, highlights some alternatives for action in each area. The third section presents a number of issues that could be considered by the task force.

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    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lynn, C W
    • Hauter, R L
    • Johnson, D G
  • Publication Date: 1983-2


  • English

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  • Pagination: 77 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00664306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Virginia Transportation Research Council
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VHTRC 83-R27
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1994 12:00AM