As one of 35 projects nationwide, a countermeasure program aimed at reducing alcohol related traffic crashes was implemented in Puerto Rico. The countermeasures included Enforcement, Judicial, Rehabilitation and Public Information and Education. The lack of necessary legislation delayed the implementation of most of the countermeasure activities, however, legislation was achieved that provided for rehabilitation of DWI offenders, lowered the legal BAC limit from .15% to .10% and established a breath testing program in Puerto Rico. A three-fold increase in DWI arrests and Special Pedestrian Patrols contributed to a reduction of 22% in heavily alcohol-related (BAC of .10% or more) traffic fatalities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission

    Santurce,   Puerto Rico  00907

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-987 Final Rpt., HS-802-627
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-160-2-251
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1989 12:00AM