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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health