KANSAS CITY ASAP (ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT). SECTION I. ANALYTIC STUDY 1: AN ANALYSIS OF PROJECT IMPACT ON ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE MEASURES

The 5-year, $3.2 million project was successful in meeting its goal and most of its subsidiary objectives. Alcohol-related crashes were significantly reduced in Kansas City, Missouri, especially during the first 4 years. Arrests more than doubled, conviction rates improved, an effective screening, identification, and referral process was implemented, and new legislation was obtained. Drunk driving in Kansas City declined greatly. Overall, the project yielded societal benefits of about $3 for each dollar spent. The major failings were the inability of the evaluation to show more than a marginal gain in rehabilitation program effectiveness over the more traditional punitive sanctions, and an inability to generate and maintain public awareness of the problems and support for the program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Kansas City Alcohol Safety Action Project, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Midwest Research Institute

    425 Volker Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO  USA  64110-2299

    Kansas City Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Kansas City, MO  USA  64106

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Glauz, W D
    • Sharp, M C
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3560-D (1) Final Rpt., DOT-HS-803-967
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-077-1-100
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM