The Texas Impaired Driving Task Force (TIDTF) has been established for several years but has operated in some capacity for over a decade. What was an informal “working group” has evolved to become a multi-faceted “task force.” In April 2017, the TIDTF voiced the need to better understand the role and function statewide task forces play. […]
There are just 10 days left to nominate or apply to be considered for the Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion Award. The inaugural Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion will be awarded to the individual or organization that has made a substantial impact in addressing and reducing impaired driving in their community or across the state. […]
In 2017, there were 3,342 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reportable fatal vehicular crashes, which resulted in 3,722 fatalities. Of those fatal crashes, 36 percent (1,219 crashes) involved at least one driver classified as driving under the influence (DUI) or impaired. For this analysis, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) examined 2017 Crash Records Information System (CRIS) crash data, […]
Upcoming Our Driving Concern (ODC): Making a Difference Train-the-Trainer 4-hour Employer Traffic Safety Training & Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE) 4-hour Employer Traffic Safety Training Space is limited-please register to attend. Drug Impairment Training for the Texas Employer (DITTE) Date: October 5, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (check in at 9:45 a.m., begins promptly at […]
The DWI Task Force met December 15, 2017. Topics covered at this meeting included: 2018 Impaired Driving Forum FY2019 Grant Toxicology Lab Locations Breath and blood testing – Mike Jennings, APD DWI Detective Ignition Interlock Questionanaire – Jena Prescott, TTI Download the full meeting minutes.
Drunk-Driving Facts and Figures The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is joining forces with law enforcement nationwide during the 2018 Labor Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Overhigh-visibility enforcement campaign, which runs from August 17 through September 3, 2018. The enforcement campaign coincides with the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend, […]