This conference presentation examines the deterrent effect of driving while intoxicated (DWI) educational programs on DWI recidivism. DWI education programs have as their objective a reduction of drinking and driving events. They are predicated on the notion that people are arrested for DWI because they don't know any better and that given the appropriate information, they would make better choices. Education programs are not treatment programs. They focus on first-time offenders. The educational curriculum in these programs usually includes information on why people drink and drive, on the effects of alcohol, on the consequences of drinking and driving, and on how to avoid repeat DWIs. In a few areas, the complexity of driving skills is addressed. Several studies which have evaluated DWI education programs are discussed, followed by a discussion of future trends in these programs. In conclusion, it is pointed out that, within DWI educational programs, we have really done very little to explore and fully examine the effectiveness of the variety of options available.

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    Brain Information Service

    Brain Research Institute University of California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024-1746
  • Authors:
    • POPKIN, C L
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  • Publication Date: 1994-7


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00719417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 782
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1996 12:00AM