College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Driver Records: An Aid in Follow-Up Tracking and Verification of Self-Reports of Alcoholics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1977

Keywords

Automobile Drivers' Records, Alcoholics, Traffic Accidents, Alcoholism

Publication Title

International Journal of the Addictions

ISSN

0020-773X

Volume

12

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

survey determined that all states of the United States and all but one Canadian province consider drivers records as public records and will provide copies to requesting parties at little or no cost. In a second survey, current drivers records were obtained for 452 (90.4%) of 500 consecutive admissions to a Southern California public alcoholism treatment program, indicating the utility of obtaining such records even for persons who have lost their driving privileges. Driver records are useful for locating subjects in follow-up studies, provide objective information regarding treatment outcome, and can be used to determine the veracity of subjects' self-reports of driving infractions.

DOI

10.3109/10826087709027234

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-7705-3993