Develop and maintain data to identify correlations between impaired-driving crashes and citations, road type, corridor, region, county and community, and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission licensing data.
- Use Crash Records Information System (CRIS) data to determine fatal and suspected serious injury crashes in communities with high probability for impaired-driving issues.
(Participating organizations: Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, TxDOT, TTI, metropolitan planning organizations [MPOs], and city and county agencies)
- Through the use of existing licensing data available in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC’s) Public Inquiry System, determine whether any correlations exist between those data and alcohol-related crash data. Also, mine data from prosecutions.
(Participating organization: TABC)
- Create geographic information system map overlays of data, where possible (depends on available data).
(Participating organizations: Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth and TxDOT)
- Identify partnerships to develop a list of information needs; identify communities that want to work on this issue; work in local communities to collect localized crash data with local police and sheriff departments; and use data collected to determine community variables that could impact the collected data related to special conditions, licensing requirements, community measures, and other determined factors.
(Participating organization: Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth)
- Determine areas where specific licensing data are not available through TABC’s Public Inquiry System that could have an impact on alcohol-related crashes to determine incomplete data sets.
(Participating organizations: Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth and TABC)
- Partner, where possible, with community groups and task forces to promote a comprehensive action plan to address and determine community hot spots. (Participating organization: Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth)
See above for each step.
6 months to 3 years
- The difficulty of data sharing. TABC has restrictions about data sharing.
- Database compatibility. The database is not designed to export data.
- Festival and special event licenses done on paper in notebooks, not electronically. (Temporary licensing is issued to actual licensed establishments, so festival violations will not reflect locations accurately.)
- Identification of a champion.
- Developing and sustaining a coalition of participating agencies.
- Estimating real and meaningful correlations between establishments and crash locations.
- Developing sufficient and sustained funding for enforcement and education efforts.