SOUTH DAKOTA (SD): ASAP (ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT) ANALYTIC STUDY NO. 3 - 1976. AN ANALYSIS OF A/R LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

The study examines the alcohol enforcement countermeasure activity of the South Dakota Alcohol Safety Action Project over the four year operational period from 1972 through 1975. Alcohol enforcement efforts more than tripled the rate of arrest for Driving While Intoxicated during this period. This increase was accomplished both through the direct subsidy of special ASAP patrols and through educating and training regular traffic enforcement personnel. Measurable declines in selected subsets of fatal and injury accidents were found to coincide with the increase in DWI arrests. Moreover, these declines were more pronounced in the weekend and nighttime subsets where ASAP patrol activity was concentrated. A time series model could not, however, show a significant cause and effect relationship. During the first three years, ASAP enforcement was distributed statewide and concentrated in the ten largest cities. Experiments with various saturation patrol strategies were conducted in three major cities during 1975. Overall, the patrol efficiency improved during this period; however, no strategy proved to be clearly more productive across the cities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Dakota, Vermillion

    Vermillion, SD  United States  57069

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Krause, P B
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-251
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-045-1-061
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2002 12:00AM