The Nassau County Alcohol Safety Action Project conducted a driver rehabilitation program for convicted DWI/ DWAI (Driving While Intoxicated/Driving While Ability Impaired) offenders from February, 1971, until June, 1973. During this period 2805 drivers were invited to attend the rehabilitation program (experimental group) and 2660 drivers were not invited (control group). Assignment to invited and noninvited groups was random. The driving records for each driver, invited and noninvited, were monitored through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The results showed no difference between invited and noninvited groups in terms of number of DWI/DWAI recidivists. The invited group had more drivers involved in reported motor vehicle accidents than the noninvited group. This result was apparently due to the fact that invited drivers who participated in the program were not subject to license suspension/revocation, and may have experienced greater driving exposure. No difference was found between the groups in terms of nonalcohol conviction involvement.

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    National Safety Council

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    National Safety Council

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  • Authors:
    • Preusser, D F
    • Ulmer, R G
    • Adams, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00156429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM