The Baltimore Alcohol Safety Action Project (ASAP) became operational in January 1972 and continued to operate for a three year period. Six countermeasures were established within the ASAP to interdict the drinking/driving relationship and effect traffic accident reduction. The elements were classified as: (1) Enforcement; (2) Judicial Procedures; (3) Licensing and Registration; (4) Rehabilitation; (5) Legislation and Regulation; and (6) Public Information Education. The primary ASAP objective was to reduce alcohol related traffic accidents and fatalities in the Baltimore Area. In terms of ultimate measures of performance it must be concluded that the Baltimore ASAP program was not successful. An analysis of data trends for the years 1969 thru 1974 revealed that: (1) no significant reduction occurred in A/R fatal crashes; (2) no significant change occurred in the Night/Day ratio of A/R fatal crashes; and (3) no significant reduction occurred in the number of injury crashes. On the positive side, all categories of crashes decreased appreciably during 1974. In addition, during the first quarter of CY 1975 A/R fatal crashes dropped in the Baltimore ASAP whereas they rose by approximately 39% for the entire State of Maryland.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-294764.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    201 West Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fink, C D
    • Behringer, R D
    • Scott, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-916 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-043-1-059
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM