THE GENERAL DETERRENCE OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED. VOLUME I. SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER-BASED SIMULATION
A system analysis was completed of the general deterrence of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Elements which influence DWI decisions were identified and interrelated in a system model; then, potential countermeasures which might be employed in DWI general deterrence programs were examined by means of a computer-based simulation based on the model. The simulation program, DETER, employed fixed-time step simulation in which the processing of events, within a time step, was based on an expected value Poisson flow model. Simulation experiments assessed the sensitivity of system parameters and evaluated alternative countermeasure approaches. Two types of results are presented: those which specified the nature of general DWI deterrence and the relative potential of alternative countermeasures; and those which identified gaps in existing knowledge and suggested the need and direction for further research.
- See also Volume 2, PB-288113.
Anacapa Sciences, Incorported2034 de la Vina, P.O. Drawre Q
Santa Barbara, CA USA 93102
Washington, DC USA 20590
- SUMMERS, L G
- HARRIS, D H
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Pagination: 140 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcoholic beverages; Countermeasures; Crash investigation; Driver rehabilitation; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Education; Intoxication; Law enforcement; Poisson distributions; Prevention; Publicity; Research management; Safety; Simulation; Systems analysis; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Deterrents; Motor vehicle accidents; Rehabilitation
- Old TRIS Terms: Poissons distribution
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00186855
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HSA-803-582 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01456
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM