THE EFFICACY OF LICENSING CONTROLS AS A COUNTERMEASURE FOR MULTIPLE DUI OFFENDERS

Six-year driving records were compared for 1,501 matched pairs of drivers who were convicted of multiple driving-under-the-influence offenses (DUI). One member of each pair received the mandatory license suspension/revocation while the second avoided such licensing control by having his prior DUI convictions declared unconstitutional. The traffic safety effectiveness of mandatory license suspension/revocation for drivers convicted of multiple DUI offenses was documented. The treatment effect associated with such licensing controls was found to exist for 42 months for subsequent DUI occurrence and 48 months for subsequent crash involvement. This is longer than the actual term of the suspension or the revocation. The use of such controls as a precrash countermeasure was most effective for drivers over the age of 30. /Author/

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    • This study was spnosored by the California Office of Traffic Safety.
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    National Safety Council

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  • Authors:
    • Hagen, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00189984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-024 338
  • Contract Numbers: 057701, DOT-HS-052-1-068
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM