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Ignition Interlock Technical Assistance Project (U.S.)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has been contracted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States to conduct ignition interlock technical assistance projects in fifteen to twenty states. The goal of the project is to increase knowledge of these devices across relevant professions and to facilitate and streamline the implementation and delivery of these devices.
The project consists of two phases. Phase I involves the delivery of education and training to key professionals using a newly developed interlock curriculum that has been developed as part of a separate project. The delivery of the curriculum is designed to provide agencies with a common foundation of knowledge, and context to discussions regarding implementation.
Phase II involves the delivery of technical assistance to improve and increase the delivery of interlocks. During this phase, focus groups will be conducted with key agencies involved in delivery. The purpose is to identify and discuss practical challenges and concerns relating to the delivery of interlocks. Once the focus groups are completed, a one-day workshop will be organized to share common concerns and develop possible solutions to address priority problems.
This technical assistance will aid jurisdictions in managing some of the priority challenges that practitioners face, and, perhaps more importantly, to provide practitioners with a process that enables them to work cooperatively with other partners. The process can enable states to strategically identify and resolve challenges relating to ignition interlock applications, improve the delivery and use of ignition interlocks, and enhance communication and coordination.
Drinking and Driving
If you would like more information about this or any other project, contact:
Manager, Marketing and Communications - Directrice, marketing et communications
Phone: 613-238-5235 ext: 304
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