Increase officer contacts with impaired drivers through regular traffic enforcement.
Countermeasures for strategy 3 were identified in the following categories.
Educate the police, community leaders, the public, and traffic safety partners on the role of regular traffic enforcement stops as a primary tool in detecting impaired drivers, and encourage their use to reduce impaired crashes. Identify trends in driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, and compare the data to trends in citations and crashes for use in education.* Action Plan
Use a data-driven approach to optimize areas and times for enforcement.* Action Plan
Law enforcement training*
Identify training gaps for police on locations with a high probability for alcohol and drug use that lead to impaired driving (e.g., breaking up/preventing underage-drinking parties).* Action Plan
Conduct surveys to assess public support for sobriety checkpoints and enhanced impaired-driving penalties; document practices, short- and long-term results, and acceptance of checkpoints across the nation; develop a report on the survey results and impaired-driving countermeasure effectiveness; and share the reports with lawmakers and the public.* Action Plan