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Accession Number PB2013-106566
Title Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 100p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This safety report represents the culmination of a year-long National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) effort focused on the problem of substance-impaired driving. The report addresses the necessity of providing all the following elements to achieve meaningful reductions in alcohol-impaired driving crashes: stronger laws, improved enforcement strategies, innovative adjudication programs, and accelerated development of new in-vehicle alcohol detection technologies. Moreover, the report recognizes the need for states to identify specific and measurable goals for reducing impaired driving fatalities and injuries, and to evaluate the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures on an ongoing basis. Specifically, in the report, the NTSB makes safety recommendations in the following safety issue areas: reducing the per se blood alcohol concentration limit for all drivers; conducting high-visibility enforcement of impaired driving laws and incorporating passive alcohol sensing technology into enforcement efforts; expanding the use of in-vehicle devices to prevent operation by an impaired driver; using driving while intoxicated (DWI) courts and other programs to reduce recidivism by repeat DWI offenders; and establishing measurable goals for reducing impaired driving and tracking progress toward those goals.
Keywords Accident reduction
Alcohol impaired driving
Alcohol safety
Blood alcohol concentration
Drinking drivers
Driving while intoxicated
In vehicle detection
Injury prevention
Law enforcement
Motor vehicle accidents
Traffic safety

Source Agency National Transportation Safety Board
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
92C - Social Concerns
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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