NEW HAMPSHIRE ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT. ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DRIVER RETRAINING SCHOOLS
The Rehabilitation Countermeasure of the New Hampshire's Alcohol Safety Action Project provided referral, screening and a Driver Retraining School for modifying the drinking/driving behavior of individuals convicted of driving while intoxicated. Two studies using random assignments of subjects measured the effectiveness of the program. In the first study 500 driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenders were assigned to the Driver Retraining School and 500 DWI offenders were given no treatment and served as controls. The second study, part of a national Short Term Rehabilitation study, involved 101 problem drinkers in the assigned group and 101 problem drinkers in the control group. The major findings were as follows: (1) There were no major differences between the comparison groups in the primary traffic safety measure of DWI recidivism and subsequent accidents. It was found, however, that problem drinkers with initial BACs of .20 or over who were assigned to the Driver Retraining School had fewer subsequent DWIs than an equivalent control group; (2) Problem drinkers who were in the assigned group reported greater social interaction and more control over their drinking, but this latter effect diminished after one year.
- Prepared in cooperation with Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated.
New Hampshire Alcohol Safety Action ProjectConcord, NH USA 03301
Dunlap and Associates IncorporatedOne Parkland Drive
Darien, CT USA 06820
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Ulmer, R G
- Jacobs, H H
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Driver rehabilitation; Driver training; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Human factors; Measures of effectiveness; Prevention; Project management; Safety; Schools; Specialized training; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents; Rehabilitation
- Geographic Terms: New Hampshire
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00197325
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-145 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-055-1-071
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM