Alcohol Safety Countermeasures Program: June 8, 1970

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970 - Drinking and traffic accidents
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Page 1 - The use of alcohol by drivers and pedestrians leads to some 25, 000 deaths and a total of at least 800, 000 crashes in the United States each year.
Page 5-20 - Any person placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol is deemed to have given his consent to a chemical test of his blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol content of his blood.
Page 5-20 - There is a specification by the State of the following with respect to alcohol related offenses: A. Chemical test procedures for determining bloodalcohol concentrations. B. (1) The blood-alcohol concentrations, not higher than . 10 percent by weight, which define the terms, "intoxicated...
Page 4-1 - ASAP program is to catalyze and stimulate comprehensive action to reduce the role of alcohol as a causal factor in highway fatalities and injuries.
Page 1 - Commerce shall make a thorough and complete study of the relationship between the consumption of alcohol and its effect upon highway safety and drivers of motor vehicles, in consultation with such other government and private agencies as may be necessary. Such study shall cover review and evaluation of State and local laws and enforcement methods and procedures relating to driving under the influence of alcohol...
Page 2 - ... the problem drinkers frequently have a history of traffic arrests, particularly arrests involving alcohol. They also frequently have a history of arrests for non-highway offenses. When they are involved in fatal accidents they will have blood-alcohol levels (BAL) in excess of .15 percent, far above the typical social drinker's level of . 07 percent or less.
Page 5 - Welfare l - 5 Contents of this Report This report reviews the established facts on the relationship of excessive drinking to highway fatalities and injuries and describes major elements of the Bureau's proposed program. Overall, the development of a national countermeasure program for alcohol safety can be divided into the four major steps indicated below, which will proceed in large measure concurrently: 1. Research, development and field demonstration of countermeasure s 2.
Page 4-5 - ... system. Thus, the implementation of a broad countermeasure program will require the cooperation of many local and State agencies. To develop this integrated attack on the problem of alcohol and highway safety will require substantial organizational efforts within the community. This community -wide organization must include individuals representing citizen groups, private organizations and government organizations -- local, State and Federal. A starting point for such an organization is the local...
Page 2-6 - Restrictions on Use of Chemical Tests Most present implied consent statutes have no provision for making a chemical test until after the police officer has arrested the driver. This results in the failure to apprehend many drinking drivers since a driver must break some traffic law before there is a possibility of being apprehended for driving while intoxicated. A screening test...

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