The American Beverage Institute (ABI) suggests that DUI checkpoints are ineffective and recommends that checkpoints be replaced with roving patrols. ABI managing director Sarah Longwell said, ““By holding sobriety checkpoints, safety officials are ignoring the root cause of today’s drunk driving problem—hard core alcohol abusers.”
The ABI notes that roving patrols are up to ten percent more effective than DUI checkpoints. Longwell also commented that DUI checkpoints serve to “harass” non-problematic drinkers while “the chronic alcohol abusers who comprise the core of today’s drunk driving problem” work to avoid the checkpoint.
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