Evaluate Responsible Beverage Service to Reduce Impaired Driving Among 21-34 Year Olds

Historically, 21-34 year old drivers accounted for 43% of all drinking drivers in fatal crashes and 30% of all drivers in fatal crashes (drinking or not drinking). Strong enforcement of impaired driving laws can be effective in reducing alcohol related crashes involving the young drivers aged 21 to 34. However, programs that can work to prevent driving after drinking in the first place, ultimately reducing not only injuries but the costs of driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions for those young drivers. The objective of this study is to replicate and evaluate a responsible beverage service (RBS) program--using a strategy similar to Place of Last Drink--in two communities (one each in New York and Ohio) with problem retail outlets including control outlets. This project evaluates RBS in problem alcohol outlets to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of such programs to reduce blood alcohol content, ultimately reducing impaired driving among 21-34 year olds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See "Evaluation of Responsible Beverage Service to Reduce Impaired Driving by 21- to 34-Year-Old Drivers" (DOT HS 812 398; April 2017) and "Traffic Tech: Evaluation of Responsible Beverage Service to Reduce Impaired Driving by 21- to 34-Year-Old Drivers" (DOT HS 812 416; May 2017).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Ciccel, De Carlo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

    11720 Beltsville Drive, Ste 900
    Calverton, MD  United States  20705-3111
  • Start Date: 20080601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170500
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Alcohol Impaired Driving

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465160
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:56PM