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.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • 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