EFFECTIVENESS OF LICENSE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION FOR DRIVERS CONVICTED OF MULTIPLE DRIVING-UNDER-THE-INFLUENCE OFFENSES
An innovative sentencing strategy for drivers convicted of multiple driving-under-the-influence (DUI) offense was implemented by the California legislature on January 1, 1976 as a four county demonstration project. The sentencing strategy afforded convicted drivers an opportunity to participate in a 12 month alcoholsim/alcohol abuse rehabilitation program in lieu of receiving the mandated suspension or revocation of their driving privilege. This report provides the initial understanding of the magnitude, nature and duration of the treatment effect associated with the mandatory imposition of license suspensions or revocations on drivers convicted of multiple DUI offenses. The results will serve as a baseline for the later determination of whether the new sentencing strategy is more effective than using mandatory license controls. A series of statistical analyses were conducted of driving history data obtained from two groups of multiple DUI offenders who either received or avoided statutorily mandated licensing actions. A detailed description of driver selection procedures, the analytical methodology and the results are presented in this report.
Sacramento, CA United States 95814
- Hagen, R E
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcoholism; Driver licensing; Driver records; Driver training; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Statistical analysis; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00172445
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 59 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: #057701
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM