DRIVER RECORDS: AN AID IN FOLLOW-UP TRACKING AND VERIFICATION OF SELF-REPORTS OF ALCOHOLICS

A survey determined that all states of the United States and all but one Candian province consider drivers records as public records and will provide copies to requesting parties at little or no cost. In a second survey, current drivers records were obtained for 452 (90.4%) of 500 consecutive admissions to a Southern California public alcoholism treatment program, indicating the utility of obtaining such records even for persons who have lost their driving privileges. Driver records are useful for locating subjects in follow-up studies, provide objective information regarding treatment outcome, and can be used to determine the veracity of subjects' self-reports of driving in-fractions. /Author/

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    • Sponsored by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Marcel Dekker, Incorporated

    270 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • SOBELL, L C
    • SOBELL, M B
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00178727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: 1 R18 AA00486(PHS), 5T01AA0010-02(NIAAA)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM