THE DRINKING-DRIVER PROBLEM--WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT
Alcohol is the single largest factor in highway deaths--about 25,000 persons die annually in drinking-driving accidents, that add up to an annual estimated economic cost of over $5 billion. GAO assessed recent actions taken to combat these problems and concludes that society's general acceptance of drinking and driving is the main obstacle to a successful anti-drinking driver campaign. Before such accidents can be significantly reduced, a long term, continuous educational commitment will be necessary. This report says the Secretary of Transportation should take the lead in a massive effort to start changing social attitudes about drinking and driving.
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- Report to the Congress.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1979-2-21
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcoholic beverages; Attitudes; Cost estimating; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Estimates; Federal assistance programs; Federal government; Motor vehicles; Sociology; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Traffic safety education; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00192062
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-79-33
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM