State Safety Office
An "impaired driver" is one who operates a motor vehicle while affected by alcohol and/or other drugs, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, or illicit substances.
Programs receiving grant funding in this priority area are focused on four major program related categories:
Prevention: Education and Enforcement programs aimed at deterring impaired driving.
Criminal Justice System Support: Enforcement of DUI Laws, Training for Prosecution and Adjudication of DUI offenders, and Administrative Sanctions and Driver Licenses Programs.
Communication: Public awareness and education activities targeting at risk demographics and geographic locations.
Alcohol and other drug use: Screening, Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation: DUI Courts and counseling services.
Items eligible for funding under this category may include: in-car video systems, public awareness materials, and DUI checkpoint equipment, including trailers, light towers, traffic cones, arrow boards, and generators.
All program areas funded with grant funds are required to have an evaluation method that will allow assessment of the funded program's level of success in reducing fatalities and injuries.Impaired Driving Countermeasures
The Alcohol-Impaired Driving Countermeasure Incentive Grant Program was initially authorized by the Omnibus Drug Initiative of 1989 and has been reauthorized and amended a number of times since. The program is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the federal level and the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) at the state level.
This program provides incentive grants to to reduce traffic safety problems resulting from impaired driving.
|Impaired Driving Resources and Links|
|The Florida Impaired Driving Coalition meeting will be:||Monday, 8/18/14 from 1pm - 5pm and Tuesday, 8/19/14 from 8:30am - 12pm at the Florida Public Safety Institute.|
Florida DUI Assessment Final Report
|2012 NHTSA Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet||2011 NHTSA Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet|
|Office of National Drug Control - Drugged Driving||2013 Countermeasures That Work|
For more information contact Will Grissom @ (850) 414-4207