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In 2019, through a grant from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) and GHSA, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety contracted with Understanding Legal Marijuana, LLC., a company focused on providing training and consultation to states and local governments considering or dealing with the recent passage of legal marijuana initiatives, to host a training class titled “Marijuana DUI Investigations with Green Lab.”
As the recipient of a grant from GHSA and ride-hailing company Lyft to prevent impaired driving, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) partnered with the Portland Police Bureau to distribute codes for discounted Lyft rides during the 2019 holiday season.
As the recipient of a grant from GHSA and ride-hailing company Lyft to prevent impaired driving during the 2019 holiday season, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) used $20,000 in Lyft ride credits to provide safe and sober travel options in Sangamon County — the home of Illinois’ capital, Springfield.
Through a grant from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) and GHSA, the Vermont State Highway Safety Office – Behavioral Safety Unit (SHSO - BSU) provided Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training to law enforcement.
Vermont is experiencing an increase in drug impaired driving. Impairment by alcohol, drugs or both was a contributing factor in nearly half of Vermont’s fatal crashes in 2018, yet only a small percentage of law enforcement officers in Vermont are currently ARIDE trained.
The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety (SDOHS) received a grant from GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to hold an Impaired Driving Conference in December 2019. Nearly 100 law enforcement officers attended, as well as prosecutors from South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety (RIDOT/OHS) used grant funding from GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to provide law enforcement training to enhance its efforts to combat drug impaired driving through a monthly training calendar for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) classes.
Law enforcement is a key partner in highway safety. As the “boots on the ground” of traffic safety, law enforcement officers are crucial to reducing fatalities on our roadways. High-visibility enforcement (HVE) campaigns that are data-driven, targeted and aggressive are cornerstones of ensuring safety and creating the changes in driver behavior that GHSA and its members seek. Law enforcement agencies can also be partners in educating the public about safe road use.
The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety used grant funding from GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to host a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School October 2018 through January 2019. Law enforcement agencies were notified of the training opportunity through multiple postings and distribution through the DRE network, Minnesota Police Chief Association, Minnesota Sheriff Association, Law Enforcement Liaison networks and the Minnesota County Attorney Association.