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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Hampshire Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Concord, NH  USA  03301

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  USA  06820

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ulmer, R G
    • Jacobs, H H
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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