Young drivers and the efficacy of the Texas drug and alcohol driving awareness program

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dc.contributor.advisor Dennis , Maurice E . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ballard , Danny J . en_US
dc.creator Darnell , Richard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :02 :22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :37 :21Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -15T00 :02 :22Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :37 :21Z
dc.date.created 2007 -08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1528
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the Texas Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program (TDADAP ) in relation to alcohol -related offenses among young drivers . Participants in this study were students in pre -license programs for young beginning drivers who either received or did not receive TDADAP instruction as part of their curriculum . Based on the examination and statistical analysis of Texas Department of Public Safety driving record data , findings indicate that TDADAP participation did positively influence subsequent alcohol -related traffic convictions . Participants that received TDADAP instruction had a total of 5601 records , 231 of which were alcohol -related convictions . Participants who did not receive TDADAP instruction had a total 5945 records with 376 alcohol -related convictions . Promising results came from findings associated with TDADAP participation and the total number of alcohol -related offenses attributed to a group , the number of ALR offenses , MIP offenses , PI offenses and DUI /DWI offenses attributed to a group . When adjusted for group size , participants who did not receive TDADAP instruction had 53 % more convictions than the TDADAP participants . With regard to alcohol -related accidents , findings were mixed in that the test group had a higher -than -expected number of participants with at least one accident , while the control group frequency was less than expected . The reverse was found when considering participants with two alcohol -related accidents . When taken as a whole , results from this study indicate that while TDADAP participation may influence alcohol -related traffic convictions and some alcohol -related accidents , it is a more accurate predictor of alcohol -related traffic convictions and a less accurate predictor of all alcohol -related accidents . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject driver education en_US
dc.title Young drivers and the efficacy of the Texas drug and alcohol driving awareness program en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Young drivers and the efficacy of the Texas drug and alcohol driving awareness program. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1528 .

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