A System Review of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program: Executive Summary

Report No: 80-R28

Published in 1980

About the report:

In March 1979, the Virginia General Assembly gave the Virginia Department of Transportation Safety (VDTS) the power and responsibility to make binding policy and set standards for the local Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Projects across the state. In an attempt to assist the staff of the VASAP State Office in setting standards, a complete system review was initiated by the Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council. During the summer of 1979, a comprehensive list of persons and agencies associated with the program was compiled, and researchers interviewed the VDTS staff, the VASAP staff, representatives from numerous agencies having roles within the VASAP, and local project directors and their staffs. The interviews concentrated on the efficiency and effectiveness of communications and operations within four major categories: (1) the relationship between the VDTS and the VASAP, (2) the internal operations of the VASAP State Office, (3) the relationship between the VASAP and other state agencies, and (4) the relationship between the VASAP State Office and its local programs.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Thomas L. Heimbach, Cheryl W. Lynn

Last updated: January 23, 2024

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