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Sobriety checkpoints in anchorage alaska a feasibility report

Sobriety Checkpoints in Anchorage Alaska:A Feasibility Report

FolashadeMomodu


Overview introduction methods criteria research results conclusions recommendations
Overview.Introduction.Methods.Criteria.Research Results.Conclusions.Recommendations


Introduction
Introduction

  • Researched the feasibility of creating a sobriety checkpoint program in Anchorage, Alaska

  • Researched the statistics and costs of driving under the influence in Anchorage

    • 5,888 DUIs in 2008

    • 22 fatal car accidents

    • $130 billion dollars a year spent on alcohol related crashes


Research methods
Research Methods

  • Conducted secondary research on the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints

  • Researched driving records through Alaska Division for Motor Vehicles

  • Distributed and studied a questionaire regarding the problem of alcohol in Anchorage


Criteria
Criteria

  • Will the State of Alaska be able to fund this program?

  • Will this program decrease DUI’s?

  • Will this program decrease alcohol related accidents?


Research results

Research Results

Affordability

Each checkpoint would save up to $50,000 a year.

For every dollar invested, six to 23 dollars is proven to be saved.


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Research Results

  • The figure above shows that Alaskans support having a sobriety checkpoint program. When surveyed, 76% of respondents said that they would vote in favor for a sobriety checkpoint program in Anchorage, Alaska.


Research results2
Research Results

Lower DUIs

  • Checkpoints deter people from drinking and driving because their location is viewable by the public

  • Checkpoints are proven to lower DUIs by 20 percent


Research ResultsThe figure below shows that 78% of people would be less likely to drink if the State of Alaska had a sobriety checkpoint program.


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Research Results

Lower alcohol related accidents

They effectively lower the number of alcohol related accidents.

Sobriety checkpoints can cut the number of alcohol-related accidents by up to 20 percent.


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • The State of Alaska would benefit from a sobriety checkpoint program.

  • The program would be affordable.

  • The program would lower DUI citations

  • Alcohol related accidents will decrease.

  • Other States have used and benefited from this program.

  • Other States have saved money.

  • The streets of Anchorage would be safer.


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • a sobriety checkpoint program be implemented in Anchorage, Alaska

  • the program be observed for at least a first.

  • there be a year-end review to reevaluate the benefits of this program


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