KANSAS CITY ASAP (ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT). SECTION I. ANALYTIC STUDY 4. IMPACT ON THE TRAFFIC SAFETY SYSTEM

The study deals with prosecution, adjudication, and punitive sentencing activities pertaining to alleged violations of drinking/driving laws in Kansas City, Missouri. The initiation of ASAP more than doubled the arrest rate, but the system accommodated to this demand in about one year. It was more difficult for the system to adapt to a new, tougher law in late 1975. Overall, the system worked because of liberal use of plea bargaining, institution of a unique record search and screening process, and teamwork among the parties involved. The system became self supporting in that by the fifth year the fines would not only pay for all of the traffic safety system, but nearly all of the Kansas City ASAP.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Midwest Research Institute. See also Study 3, PB-293623; also pub. as MRI-3560-D(4).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansas City Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Kansas City, MO  United States  64106

    Midwest Research Institute

    425 Volker Boulevard
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64110-2299

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Glauz, W D
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-969 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-077-1-100
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM