The Transportation Research Board conducted a Workshop on the Persistent Drinking Driver at the National Academy of Sciences Study Center at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in July 1994. The workshop addressed strategies to reduce the problem of the persistent drinking driver in seven domains: environmental strategies, media approaches, enforcement strategies, driver's license penalties, vehicle-based sanctions, alternatives to incarceration, and rehabilitative approaches. Each of these domains deals with a different way of persuading, deterring, apprehending, incapacitating, or treating the persistent drinking driver. In this Circular, those approaches with the greatest research and expert support are outlined. The first chapter describes the key features of a comprehensive system for dealing with the persistent drinking driver. These features are based, in most part, on research that shows their effectiveness and on practical experience. The second chapter discusses additional features that appear promising on the basis of more limited research and expert opinion. This chapter also describes approaches that may be promising but that require further research. The background papers prepared for the workshop and modified on the basis of discussion at the workshop are included in Appendix C. Appendices A and B contain, respectively, the program outline for the workshop and a list of workshop participants. Appendix D contains a summary of Minnesota's repeat DWI offender plate impoundment law.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 77 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00676506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 995
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1995 12:00AM