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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 West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) used grant funding from GHSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to hold a multiday training session to educate participants on different aspects of drugged driving cases and the prosecution process.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) used grant funding from GHSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for two oral fluid testing devices. Oklahoma’s Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence approved these devices for use but required field testing to develop proper standard procedures.
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 Ro
Through a grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) challenged five high schools across the state during the 2018-2019 school year to develop a three-minute educational video about Tennessee's Graduated Driver License (GDL) laws and regulations. Each of the five schools received $2,500 in equipment to create the video.
In April of 2019, through a grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) and GHSA, the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO) educated 16 teen drivers about the importance of safe driving.
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.
In 2018, through a grant from the National Road Safety Foundation, the Nebraska Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office (NDOT-HSO) worked with two community colleges and one private college to carry out drowsy driving educational programming and present at lunch and learns.
In 2018, 215 passenger vehicle deaths in Colorado involved unbuckled drivers and passengers. An estimated 70 of those lives could have been saved had the individual been wearing a seat belt.
Through a grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission partnered with the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance's (CPAA's) Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) for a campaign warning teens about the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving.