Increase education for all road users on the impact of impaired driving and its prevention.
Countermeasures for strategy 2 were identified in the following categories.
Illegal behaviors and road safety
Identify gaps in knowledge with respect to the impact of illegal behaviors (e.g., specifically prescription drugs, marijuana, and substances other than alcohol) on road safety.
Consequences of traffic violations
Identify gaps in knowledge on the negative consequences of traffic violations among road users (e.g., fines, loss of license, and effects of a criminal record on future employment).
Impact of impairment*
Demonstrate to all road users the magnitude of the impact of impaired-driving crashes on fatality rates by making comparisons with other causes of death (e.g., murder rate).* Action Plan
Cost of impaired driving
Demonstrate to all road users the magnitude of the cost and liability exposure associated with impaired-driving crashes resulting in injury and/or fatality.
Educate medical professionals to inform patients of the effects of medications on the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.
Knowledge gaps—judges and prosecutors
Identify the gaps in knowledge of judges and prosecutors about impaired driving, and provide messaging or training to close the gaps.
Blood test law—educate professionals doing blood draws
Educate professionals making blood draws about the blood test law.