REHABILITATING DRINKING DRIVERS: AN ANALYSIS OF THREE YEARS OF ACTIVITIES OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT

The rehabilitation efforts of the Alcohol Safety Action Project were initiated to provide people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) with retraining and resources for dealing with problems related to drinking and driving. To evaluate the program's effectiveness, the subsequent accident involvement and DWI rearrest records of those referred were compared with groups of not-referred people. The results indicated that the total number of subsequent accidents and DWI rearrests were less for the referred groups than they were for the not-referred groups. The differences that were found occurred within the same and subsequent year after conviction but were not present in later years. Because of possible differences that may have existed between the groups initially, these findings, while not conclusively proving the effectiveness of the schools, do indicate that the rehabilitation experience can reduce the incidence of subsequent accidents and DWI rearrests.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Dunlap and Associates, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Hampshire Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Concord, NH  USA  03301

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  USA  06820

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ulmer, R G
    • Jacobs, H H
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-11 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-055-1-071
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM