AN ANALYSIS OF ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE MEASURES TO DETERMINE TOTAL IMPACT OF THE FAIRFAX ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT

The Fairfax ASAP, one of 35 federally funded alcohol countermeasure projects designed to attack the problem of drunken drivers on the highways, was implemented at the community level in January 1972. This report summarizes the data obtained to measure the project's impact on the selected ultimate performance indicators at the end of the fifth year of project operations, 1976. Data for 1976 indicate a significant change in trends of several ultimate performance measures in the Fairfax ASAP area. There was a significant decrease in the number of personal injuries, personal injury crashes, fatal injury crashes, and property damage crashes from what would have been predicted by linear regression analysis based upon trends established over the past ten years. These changes are significant at the 95% confidence level. No such change was evident in the control community, Henrico County, in any of the performance categories except property damage crashes. In terms of the cost benefit analysis, the actual societal costs resulting from accidents in Fairfax during the operational period (1972-1976) were lower than the projected costs based on the pre-ASAP trend.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by the Virginia Highway Safety Division.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219
  • Authors:
    • Lynn, C
    • Spencer, J A
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-985 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-067-1-087
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM