In this effort, Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) staff worked to identify the strengths and opportunities for improvement within the current Texas Administrative License Revocation system (ALR). Researchers determined the effect of ALR on deterrence of impaired driving; the deployment of the program is intended to change the behavior of the public based on the expectation that they will lose their driver license if caught for driving while intoxicated. To measure the process impact, surveys and focus groups were conducted with the
public to gauge awareness of the ALR process.
“ALR is intended to provide a significant deterrent to impaired driving, but in order for that to happen the process needs to be timely and effective,” said CTS Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager Melissa Walden. “This project looks at the effect those two factors have on the criminal process.”
Researchers will also evaluate the ALR hearing process and impact on criminal procedures, and contact a sample of individuals who are DWI offenders. The final report for this project will include the rationale for ALR along with a discussion of the history of ALR in the state. This background will provide stakeholders with the necessary perspective to understand the data and the associated analysis.