- Drunk driving is often a symptom of a larger problem: alcohol misuse and abuse.
- Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually.
- In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes.
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Prevention Campaign materials.
- Driving While Impaired Arrest Process Improvement (DOT HS 812 308)
This final report of the Driving While Impaired Arrest Process project includes six case studies of strategies used by law enforcement to reduce the cost and time of processing DWI arrests. The objectives are to identify law enforcement those agencies that have made improvements to their DWI arrest procedures resulting in time and/or cost savings, and to gather data from these jurisdictions to describe these savings. The improvements, time and cost savings, and implementation are described and develop a roadmap that agencies can use to implement these solutions.
- The ABCs of BAC: A Guide to Understanding Blood Alcohol Concentration and Alcohol Impairment (Updated July 2016)
- Survey of DWI Courts (DOT HS 812 283)
NHTSA conducted a web-based survey of DWI Courts and DWI/Drug Courts (court programs that handle both DWI and drug offenders) in April/May 2015 in order to obtain detailed information on how DWI Courts were operating. NHTSA conducted the survey in collaboration with the National Center for DWI Courts, who alerted State Drug Court Coordinators to the survey, supported NHTSA webinars that described the survey, and provided NHTSA with contact information for the court programs. A total of 156 courts responded to the survey from a contact list of 473.
- Evaluation of State Ignition Interlock Programs: Interlock Use Analyses From 28 States, 2006–2011
In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NHTSA joined to evaluate ignition interlock programs in selected States to provide information and best practices to States for ignition interlock programs. The project aimed to determine the following: how States can increase interlock use among DWI offenders who are required or eligible to install one; which changes in ignition interlock programs led to increases in ignition interlock use, identification of key features of ignition interlock programs, and which key program features were related to higher ignition interlock use rates.
NHTSA Releases Two New Studies on Impaired Driving on U.S. Roads
The nation's decades-long campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions.
Youth and Young Adults
- A Social Norms Strategy to Reduce Impaired Driving Among 21-34-Year-Olds
- Community How to Guide on Underage Drinking Prevention
- Speak Out & Make NOYS Project Manual
- Cross-Examination For Prosecutors
- A Guide for Local Impaired-Driving Task Forces
- Source Investigations: A Tool to Combat Impaired Driving