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.
- Prepared in cooperation with the Midwest Research Institute. See also Study 3, PB-293623; also pub. as MRI-3560-D(4).
Kansas City Alcohol Safety Action ProjectKansas City, MO USA 64106
Midwest Research Institute425 Volker Boulevard
Kansas City, MO USA 64110-2299
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Glauz, W D
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Courts; Driver rehabilitation; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Law enforcement; Laws; Police; Prevention; Publicity; Safety; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents; Rehabilitation
- Geographic Terms: Missouri
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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