NEW ORLEANS ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT. SECTION III, ANALYTIC STUDY NUMBER 3. ENFORCEMENT
The present study concerns the enforcement effort directed at apprehending intoxicated drivers in New Orleans. The New Orleans Alcohol Safety Action Project (NOASAP) has funded a special unit within the New Orleans Police Department whose mission is limited to the detection and apprehension of drunken drivers. The arrests generated by this unit as well as arrests generated by the rest of the police force are the basis for the other ASAP counter measure systems. This report covers the period 1972 through 1976 encompassing both the original ASAP period, 1972-1974, and the continuation project period, 1975-1976. The Alcohol Safety Enforcement Section (ASES) concentrates its activities from 9:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. Tuesday through Saturday nights. During the continuation period a sequence of saturation patrols limited to selected areas of the city was introduced, a change from the previous enforcement strategy of city-wide patrolling. During saturation patrolling arrests in some areas increased and accidents decreased. The ASES patrols arrest drunken drivers whose blood alcohol content is lower than individuals arrested by regular units. Although there is no 'drying up' effect seen in the analysis of the saturation patrolling experiment, there is evidence that the average BAC of drunken drivers arrested in New Orleans has declined while the project has been in operation.
- Prepared in cooperation with Data Industries, Inc., Metairie, LA.
New Orleans Alcohol Safety Action Project705 Lafayette
New Orleans, LA USA 70130
Data Industries, Incorporated3444 Olympic Drive
Metairie, LA USA 70003
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Duffy, J
- Hebert, C J
- Publication Date: 1977-6-30
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Law enforcement; Measures of effectiveness; Motor vehicle operations; Police; Police patrol; Prevention; Regulations; Safety; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic safety; Urban areas
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Geographic Terms: Louisiana
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00197676
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-128 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-059-1-076
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM