For some years the authors have been conducting programs to rehabilitate convicted drunken drivers. Now we are using what we have learned from these programs to help people, especially young people, avoid trouble with drunken driving in the first place. It is much better that way, for the results of driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) are often tragic. Although increasing numbers of young people are turning away from other drugs, they are relying more and more on alcohol for "highs." And, thus, these relatively inexperienced drinkers are disproportionately victims of DWI. With this in mind we developed the Instructor's Manual for the DWI Mini-Course, emphasizing the influence of alcohol on driving skill. We also capitalized on the inherent interest of teenagers in driving to communicate the total influence of alcohol on human functions, and to suggest measures to preclude absive and tragic misuse. The Mini-Course is designed for use in high school driver education programs, where the most eligible population can be reached in the most organized fashion. The Manual was prepared in two stages: developmental, yielding a preliminary version; and field-testing, resulting in the present version. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Automobile Association foundation for Traffic Safety, Falls Church, Virginia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Columbia University

    Teachers College, Safety Research and Education Project
    New York, NY  United States  11010
  • Authors:
    • Malfetti, J L
    • Mc Grath, E A
    • DeMeo, A G
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM