Continue and increase Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training, and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) training. Continue to monitor the development of roadside drug testing instruments, and as appropriate, investigate deploying them into the field as an additional tool to detect impaired driving.
This countermeasure has been divided into three individual countermeasures. These countermeasures have implementation steps outlined depending on the objectives the user chooses to implement. View the countermeasures.
Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas DPS, law enforcement agencies, academies and regional academies, University of Houston–Downtown, TxDOT, Texas DPS Troopers Foundation, DPS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Sam Houston State University, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and drug recognition experts
- Securing start-up and sustained funding for data analysis, training, travel, and marketing.
- Need to continually update and analyze data to identify needs, and to identify the lead organization to analyze data.
- Adequacy of county prosecution and court capacity.
- Availability of personnel for training, and the impacts of time away from the job and costs of travel.
- Availability of SFST-trained officers.
- Obtaining buy-in from law enforcement, prosecutors, and courts.
- Pushback from parents and homeschool organizations.