ANALYTIC STUDY NO. 5. AN ANALYSIS OF DRINKER DIAGNOSIS AND REFERRAL ACTIVITY

The Sioux City/Woodbury County Alcohol Safety Action Project (ASAP) became operational July 1, 1972. The primary purpose of the project was to reduce the number of alcohol-related fatalities, injury accidents, and amount of personal property loss. Secondary gains which might occur as a result of enforcement efforts during the operational period were assessed but the focus of attention was the drinking driver, especially the problem drinker. Four countermeasure areas became functional after July 24, 1972, including (1) Law Enforcement, (2) Judicial, (3) Rehabilitation, and (4) Public Information and Education (PI&E). Law enforcement countermeasures included but was not restricted to increased attention to detection and arrest of suspected drinking drivers. The Judicial area included attempts to define the problem drinker in a more objective fashion and refer drivers arrested on alcohol-related charges to appropriate treatment programs. The rehabilitation effort consisted of different 'schools' providing various approaches and levels of intensiveness to re-educate and change the behavior of drinking drivers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Morningside Coll., Sioux City, IA. Dept. of Sociology.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sioux City-Woodbury County Alcohol Safety Action Project

    Sioux City, IA  United States 

    Morningside College, Sioux City

    Sioux City, IA  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-986
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-163-2-256
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2002 12:00AM