BALTIMORE ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT. SECTION I. VOLUME I
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.
- See also PB-294764.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD United States 21201
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Fink, C D
- Behringer, R D
- Scott, R L
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 92 p.
- TRT Terms: Before and after studies; Crash rates; Driver rehabilitation; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Law enforcement; Legislation; Licenses; Measures of effectiveness; Prevention; Public relations; Regulations; Safety; State government; Traffic crashes
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents; Rehabilitation
- Geographic Terms: Maryland
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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