An Evaluation of Thirteen Local Selective Enforcement Projects Designed to Reduce Drunken Driving in Virginia

Report No: 86-R14

Published in 1985

About the report:

In accordance with federal requirements, the effectiveness of thirteen locally based DUI selective enforcement projects funded with grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was evaluated. The grants were awarded in the FY 1982 grant period. In the study, projects found to have met their goals for reducing alcohol related crashes and increasing DUI arrests during target hours were taken to have been successful. According to the criteria for demonstrating program effectiveness, there should not have been corresponding changes in the incidence of non-alcohol-related accidents, nor should similar trends have appeared in DUI arrests or among alcohol-related accidents during non-target hours. This report states whether each project did or did not meet its goals and offers an explanation of the results. In addition, a discussion of the local project areas is included because of the differences among the thirteen localities.

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.


Other Authors

Kenneth E. Lantz, P.E.

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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