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  • n. The act of driving under the influence of alcohol.


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  • Two recent experimental studies using this approach are Vaughan and Rogers (2000), who studied the effects of a diffusion intervention in Tanzania, and Polacsek and colleagues (2001), who evaluated the effects of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Victim Impact Panels on drunk driving in New Mexico.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • No difference was found between drunk drivers who were exposed to a VIP versus those who were not so exposed, either (1) in movement through the stages-of-change or (2) in drunk driving recidivism over the following two years (measured from state driving records).

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving helped secure tougher penalties for drunk driving in the 1980s and 1990s, leading to decreased highway deaths.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Hank Ehlers, when he approached the bench with a well-dressed woman accused of drunk driving in conjunction with an accident that had injured two children.

    In His Own Defense

  • Lightner and Lamb said the greatest problem they faced was the social acceptance of drunk driving as “just the way things are.”

    Manifesting Michelangelo


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