SUMMARY OF ASAP RESULTS FOR APPLICATION TO STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS. VOLUME I. ASAP FINDINGS

Deaths and injuries on the highway, even though America's accident rate is the lowest in the world, remain the nation's highest cause of unnecessary fatalities, and a good half of those losses are related to the drinking driver. In its attempt to reduce the toll, the United States is turning from solely technological actions to complex social research aimed at controlling the human factors in the drinking driving problem. The largest attempt has been the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) of the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started in 1970 and still continuing. This research was an analysis of the first 3.5 years of that program. Volume I analyzes the significance of 'ASAP,' and discusses its results in terms of its successes and failures and the new knowledge developed in the field of highway safety. The document is based on independent reading of the narrative and statistical reports generated by ASAP, and on experience and interview with operational, management, and research personnel associated with ASAP from 1970 to 1975.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, PB-257 895.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  USA  78228-0510

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hawkins, T E
    • Scrimgeour, G J
    • Krenek, R F
    • Dreyer, C B
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-963 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01150
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM