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The impact of a novel educational curriculum for first-time DUI offenders on intermediate outcomes relevant to DUI recidivism.
I E129110 /83 / ITRD E129110
Rider, R. Kelley-Baker, T. Voas, R.B. Murphy, B. McKnight, A.J. & Levings, C.
Accident Analysis & Prevention. 2006 /05. 38(3) Pp482-89 (21 Refs.)

Samenvatting The Preventing Alcohol-Related Convictions (PARC) program is a novel educational curriculum for first-time DUI offenders, with the ultimate goal of reducing DUI recidivism. It differs from traditional DUI education and prevention programs in that it does not suggest to DUI offenders that they must abstain from alcohol entirely or control their drinking to prevent a future DUI; rather, it teaches students to prevent a future DUI by not driving their cars to drinking events. Thus, the emphasis of the curriculum is on controlling driving rather than controlling drinking to avoid future DUI convictions. The implementation of the program is ongoing throughout the state of Florida. The current randomized study focused on intermediate outcomes relevant for DUI recidivism; specifically, individuals' readiness for change regarding drinking and driving, and their endorsement of a PARC planning and action approach (controlling driving) versus a traditional approach (controlling drinking). The current research demonstrated that the PARC program is effective in moving participants toward more readiness for change and toward a strategy of planning ahead to avoid driving to any venue in which drinking may occur. Future research will assess the ultimate effect on DUI recidivism. (A) "Reprinted with permission from Elsevier".
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