The latest statistics tell us that while driving drunk has become a bit less common, driving high is more prevalent than ever. As Senior Research Scientist Troy Walden explains, what exactly constitutes driving under the influence is not as simple as it once was, especially given the constantly changing landscape of state laws. About: Dr. […]
When people think about impaired driving, they think about driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. But impairment also can be caused by medications, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Some, including opioids prescribed to relieve pain, can cause dizziness and fatigue. Get the free Opioids at Work Employer Toolkit from the National Safety […]
Meeting Minutes from the 2018 DWI Prosecutor Task Force are now available. The meeting was held in Austin, TX in December 2018, and hosted by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA).
Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth (formerly Texans Standing Tall), has been addressing youth substance abuse prevention since 1997. By organizing adults, youth, coalitions, agencies and others, Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth is moving statewide and local efforts towards systems change and improvement. Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth continues […]
The TxIDTF Legislative Subcommittee has compiled a summary of bills from the 86th Texas Legislative Session that impact impaired driving and traffic safety. Click here to read the summaries.
The Recommendations for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs K–12th Grades is now available to download as a resource. School-based prevention programs, beginning in elementary school and continuing through secondary school and beyond, can play a pivotal role in preventing underage drinking and impaired driving. If children can learn healthy attitudes towards alcohol and drugs, then […]