IMPACT ON THE TRAFFIC SAFETY SYSTEM. ANALYTIC STUDY NO. IV

The study presents an analysis of the impact of the Alcohol Safety Action Project (ASAP) on selected aspects of the traffic safety system in Oklahoma City. Data is presented for the total system from the time of a DUI arrest through the adjudication, probation and rehabilitation phases. Particular emphasis in this report was placed on the selection criteria for pre-sentence investigations and the subsequent effects of a rehabilitation assignment or lack thereof on recidivism rates. Drop-outs from rehabilitation were compared to non-dropouts. Degree of rehabilitation countermeasure structure appeared to be inversely related to drop-out rate. No significant difference in DUI recidivism was found between individuals who received a pre-sentence investigation and were subsequently referred to either a rehabilitation countermeasure or punitive sanction. Problem drinkers had a significantly greater propensity to recidivate than indeterminate or non-problem drinker types. DUI recidivists differ from non-recidivists in that they (recidivists) tend to be older, more likely male, have a disproportionately high share of persons classified as laborers, as well as a disproportionate share of separated or divorced persons. DUI arrest and court processing costs in Oklahoma City average $159.00 per case in 1976. Presentence interview, coordination and monitoring costs for individuals on probation average $118.00 per case in 1976.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by OMEC, Inc., Norman, OK.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma City Alcohol Safety Action Project

    529 Hightower Building, 105 North Hudson Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73102

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Krenek, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-057 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-051-1-067
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM