Promoting designated drivers: the Harvard Alcohol Project

Am J Prev Med. 1994 May-Jun;10(3 Suppl):11-4.


The designated driver concept is a new component of the nation's comprehensive strategy for reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities through prevention, deterrence, and treatment. This article explains how the designated driver concept serves as a vehicle for changing social norms, describes the national designated driver campaign and the involvement of the public and private sectors, and presents public opinion findings documenting the wide popularity and growing usage of the designated driver concept.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control
  • Alcohol Drinking*
  • Automobile Driving*
  • Humans
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Policy*
  • Social Change
  • Temperance