GENERAL DETERRENCE AND POLICE ENFORCEMENT: EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST DRINKING AND DRIVING?

In this paper, the literature on attempts to deter drinking and driving is reviewed. Public understanding and support of driving while intoxicated laws and more efficient police enforcement of these laws -- two conditions necessary for deterrent effectiveness -- are considered. The concepts of objective and subjective estimates of apprehension risk are also discussed. Finally, a number of studies are reviewed where the aim was to investigate the relation between police enforcement and general deterrence of certain driver behaviors, including impaired driving.

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    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Ennis, P K
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00164986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM