Recorded Webinar: Impaired Driving in a Post-COVID-19 World

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May 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET

What happens when tens of millions of drivers return to the roadways after spending an extended period at home because of the coronavirus pandemic? To discuss the implications for traffic safety, GHSA hosted an important webinar on Thursday, May 21: “Impaired Driving in a Post-COVID-19 World.” This webinar focused on providing the broader traffic safety community with tools they can use to help deter drunk and drugged driving as well as a discussion of what to expect as our country moves to a new normal.

Featured speakers included the following:

  • Welcome from GHSA Chair Chuck DeWeese
  • NHTSA Highway Safety Specialist Caroline Cash, who shared NHTSA's Impaired Driving Program resources
  • MADD National Law Enforcement Initiatives Manager Ron Replogle, who discussed opportunities for SHSOs and others to partner with MADD
  • GHSA Senior Director of External Engagement & Special Projects Pam Shadel Fischer, who presented relevant recommendations from GHSA's "High-Risk Impaired Drivers: Combating a Critical Threat" report, which was created in partnership with
  • NHTSA Director of Consumer Information Susan McMeen, who shared NHTSA communication resources
  • IACP Project Manager Kyle Clark, who shared the recently released IACP COVID-19 DUI Recommendations
  • Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety Law Enforcement Liaison Scott Swain, who discussed a recent Nevada strategy for addressing DUI enforcement

This was a unique opportunity to hear the latest from a broad spectrum of traffic safety experts who helped give states and law enforcement the tools needed to deal with what could be a surge in impaired driving following the lifting of COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders.

View Pam Shadel Fischer's PowerPoint presentation here.

View Caroline Cash's PowerPoint presentation here.

View Ron Replogle's PowerPoint presentation here.

View Susan McMeen's PowerPoint presentation here.

View Kyle Clark's PowerPoint presentation here.

May 21, 2020