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.
Subgrantees of the Vermont SHSO – BSU held an ARIDE training course in northern Vermont for law enforcement. The location was chosen due to its low number of officers trained in ARIDE. A total of 22 law enforcement officers participated in this course and successfully completed training.