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NCHRP Project 17-35: Evaluation of Safety Strategies at Signalized Intersections

 

 

Evaluations of Low Cost Safety Improvements Pooled Fund Study

 

A Guide for Reducing Alcohol Related Collisions (Volume 16)

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Strategies Objectives # Strategies
States Scores
Arizona1 California 2 Connecticut 2 Florida 2 Georgia 2 Indiana 2 Iowa 2 Kansas 2 Kentucky 2 Maryland 1 Massachusetts 2 Minnesota 2 Mississippi 2 Montana 1 New York 2 North Carolina 2 North Dakota 1 Oklahoma 2 Pennsylvania 1 South Carolina 2 South Dakota 1 Tennessee 1 Utah 2 Virginia 2 Unknown 2 Sum  Number of Votes  Score per Vote 
Reduce Excessive Drinking and Underage Drinking 
5.1 A1
Increase the State Excise Tax on Beer (T)       2 1         1       2                           6 4 2
5.1 A3
Conduct Well–Publicized Compliance Checks of Alcohol Retailers to Reduce Sales to Underage Persons (T)       1 4   4   4 2   3   4         5               3 30 9 3
5.1 A4
Employ Screening and Brief Interventions in Health Care Setting (T)       3 1       1     1             1               1 8 6 1
5.1 B2
Enhance DWI Detection Through Special DWI Patrols and Related Traffic Enforcement (T)       5 5   5   3 5   5 5 3   5     2             5 5 53 12 4
5.1 C2
Establish Stronger Penalties for BAC Test Refusal Than for Test Failure (T)       4 1   3 4 2 4   4 3 1         4               2 32 11 3
5.1 C3
Eliminate Diversion Programs and Plea Bargains to Non–Alcohol Offenses (T)         1     5 5 3   2 4 5         3               4 32 9 4
Comments
  Evaluating Non–infrastructure countermeasures may not be the most efficient use of the resources on this project. My understanding is we are focusing on data and crash analysis to determine infrastructure improvements focusing on the engineering side. The TAC consists of Engineers and as I agree Education, EMS and Enforcement is key, we should keep this project focused on engineering solutions         Possible additional strategy: Graduated levels of B.A.C to define “drunk driving”. Example: B.A.C of 0.08 for standard vehicle/driver, B.A.C of 0.0?? for commercial vehicle/driver, B.A.C of 0.0?? for motorcycle/motorcyclist. It is a State / legislative strategy ……though Feds can favor States (financially) that enact such a graduated B.A.C law, if the strategy is judged by study to be effective Proposed strategies:  Increase corridor enforcement waves (Score 4)
Enhance judicial support for DWI citations (Score 5)
                Unsure how to mark Volume 16                  Area–wide spill over effects of spot enforcement