An assessment of county programs to reduce driving while intoxicated

David T. Levy, Peter Asch, Dennis Shea

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Abstract

The safety effects of three programs designed to reduce driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Bergen County, New Jersey, have been examined, using a number of time-series models. The results indicate that Strike Force, primarily a road checkpoint program, produced significant and lasting reductions in single vehicle night-time accidents, a proxy for alcohol-involved accidents, and similar but less consistent reductions in single vehicle night-time fatalities. Two programs emphasizing education and publicity about the dangers of intoxicated driving appear to have smaller and briefer effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-256
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Education Research
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Levy, David T. ; Asch, Peter ; Shea, Dennis. / An assessment of county programs to reduce driving while intoxicated. In: Health Education Research. 1990 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 247-256.
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In: Health Education Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.06.1990, p. 247-256.

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