The focus of the study is on analysis of motor vehicle crash rates as the ultimate criterion of ASAP impact. Results indicated a decreasing trend in both injury and total crashes. Fatal crashes were relatively unchanged, but their characteristically low monthly frequency limited usefulness of this measure. Crash subsets known to be closely associated with alcohol involvement (such as single vehicle and nighttime injury) provided additional evidence for a downward trend. Unfortunately, positive effects were not felt until the second year of Project activity (1973) and were similar to trends observed in the comparison city of Tucson, Arizona. For these reasons, it cannot be concluded that the ASAP achieved its crash reduction objectives. The report also describes countermeasure elements and charts the ASAP system process from arrest through final DWI case disposition. Profiles of fatal crashes, drivers and pedestrians are also presented, with a comparison made between alcohol-related and other accidents.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-295350.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Phoenix Alcohol Safety Action Project

    1250 South 7th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Clay, T R
    • Ellingstad, V S
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-906 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-052-1-068
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2003 12:00AM