Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

DOT HS 809 951

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient’s Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

A Review of New York State's STOP-DWI Program

5. Report Date

October, 2005

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)
D. Williams, M. Gunnels, S. Richie

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Office of Strategic and Program Planning
Planning and Financial Management
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Washington, DC 2059

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Washington, DC 2059

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

NHTSA Technical Report

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes

16. Abstract

New York's STOP-DWI program is the Nation's first and, to date, only self-sustaining impaired driving program. Other States have implemented components of self-sufficiency, but none to the degree of New York State.The mission of New York's STOP-DWI program is to empower and coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining statewide alcohol and highway safety program. The program's goal is to achieve these reductions through the creation and funding of programs relating to enforcement, prosecution, probation, rehabilitation, public information, education and administration. The purpose of this report is to provide a review of the New York STOP-DWI program, including:

  1. An examination of the mission, goals and program components of STOP-DWI;

  2. An examination and description of the social and political context of STOP-DWI, and the historical and modern trends associated with its implementation; and,

  3. A discussion of what critical STOP-DWI program elements the State has continuously funded in its efforts towards further reducing n its efforts towards further reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and fatalities.

17. Key Words

self-sufficiency - motor vehicle -
impaired driving - DWAI - DWI - crashes -
fatalities - highway - safety - roads - New York - deterrence - arrests - convictions

18. Distribution Statement

  Document is available to the public through the
National Technical Information Service,
Springfield, Virginia 22161

19. Security Classif. (Of this report)

20. Security Classif. (Of this page)

21. No. of Pages

22. Price

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