IMPAIRED DRIVING: A PROPOSED STRATEGY FOR PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, 1995-99, & SUMMARY REPORT

Through the 1970s and mid-1980s, impaired driving increased significantly in Prince Edward Island, reaching a high of 1,570 convictions in 1979-80. Legislative changes and increased penalties coupled with a public awareness campaign led to a significant decline in impaired driving charges in the province in 1986, and the trend to fewer charges has continued. As a part of the province's continued focus on impaired driving prevention, this document proposes a five-year strategic plan including preventive, public awareness, detection, early intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation activities, to address the impaired driver problem. The document includes background information on impaired driving offences in the province, with comparisons to the rest of Canada; a summary of a survey on public attitudes to impaired driving and its prevention; examples of impaired driving prevention activities in other provinces; an outline of possible interventions aimed at impaired driving; and a discussion of barriers to changing impaired driving behavior.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Prince Edward Island Coordinating Committee on Impaired Driving

    Charlottetown,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Dodd, J D
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM