GHSA works with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) to combat the growing issue of drugged driving. As drug-impaired drivers continue to be a nationwide problem, GHSA and Responsibility.org aim to ensure that law enforcement agencies and highway safety offices have all the tools available to them to identify and arrest these drivers. By putting more Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) on the road, states are better able to ensure drugged drivers are off of them.
GHSA and Responsibility.org released Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for States in April of 2017. The report examines the latest research, data, and state programs addressing this complex issue, equipping states with the information necessary to combat drugged driving.
In addition, Responsibility.org offers a DUID Checklist for Policymakers, which can be accessed on their website.
GHSA and Responsibility.org have developed a grant program to offer training programs that support the arrest and prosecution of drug-impaired drivers. Applications are now open for the 2018 grant program. Interested State Highway Safety Offices are encouraged to learn more and apply via GHSA's member-restricted site (login required).
Five states were awarded a total of $100,000 in 2017.
2016 State Grants
In 2016, $80,000 in grants were awarded to four states:
About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. Recognizing 25 years of impact, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility. To learn more, please visit us at Responsibility.org or follow us on social media: @goFAAR.