AN EVALUATION OF THE CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEM - AN OVERVIEW OF STUDY FINDINGS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

This report summarizes the results and policy implications of a seven-part study entitled "An Evaluation of the California Drunk Driving Countermeasure System". The study pinpointed numerous deficiencies in California's Driving Under the Influence (DUI) control system and concluded that license suspension is generally more effective than alcohol rehabilitation programs in reducing the accident risk of DUI offenders. The results suggest that using both sanctions simultaneously would be superior to either alone. An evaluation of pre- and post-1982 rates indicated that the tougher sanctions and illegal per se Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) statutes (0.10%) enacted in 1982 reduced the incidence of alcohol related accidents and DUI recidivism.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    Research and Development Branch
    P.O. Box 932382
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94232-3820
  • Authors:
    • Peck, R C
  • Publication Date: 1987-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-87-112,, Final Report
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1996 12:00AM