Incentivized public reporting of impaired driving to law enforcement agencies appears to be an effective way to reduce drunken driving, according to a recently published study.
The research evaluated a confidential reward program targeting drunken driving in Stockton, California. The time-series cross-sectional study covered 19 years for Stockton and six other cities in California.
The researchers report that the program may have averted 275 alcohol-related crashes with a social cost saving of between $21,000 and $5,600,000. In addition, a possible 4,495 arrests were precluded, saving an estimated $1-3 million in arrest-related cost.
Signs of possible impairment include any of these:
If you see an apparently impaired driver you can call 911 on your cell phone. Under no circumstances should you attempt to stop or otherwise interfere with the driver.
Filed Under: Drinking and Driving