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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-288113.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Anacapa Sciences, Incorported

    2034 de la Vina, P.O. Drawre Q
    Santa Barbara, CA  USA  93102

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • SUMMERS, L G
    • HARRIS, D H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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