DWI Working Group


The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce the release of two new reports and two infographics from the 2018 DWI Working Group meeting made possible with support from Anheuser-Busch. Now available for download below are: Impaired Driving & Road Safety Campaigns, Preventing Alcohol-Impaired Driving – What the Public Needs to Know, Alcohol Interlocks Myths & Facts (infographic) and Steer Clear of Impairment (infographic). The Working Group on DWI System Improvements held its 15th  Annual Meeting, November 27-29, 2018 in Kansas City, MO hosted by TIRF. Meeting objectives included strategies to focus public attention on alcohol-impaired driving and to create tools for states to develop educational campaigns on this topic using their own data. 2019 resources will be available soon.

From 2000-2003, TIRF conducted a study involving literature reviews, focus groups and national surveys of more than 5,000 front line criminal justice practitioners representing police prosecutors, judges, and probation officers. The results of this study formed the basis for and a series of reports on DWI System Improvements for Dealing with Hard Core Drunk Drivers.

In 2004, TIRF formed a Working Group on DWI System Improvements, a prestigious coalition of senior leaders of organizations representing frontline professionals in all segments of the criminal DWI system (law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary, supervision, and treatment). The goal of this initiative is to reduce drunk driving by engaging practitioners and focusing attention on the benefits of education, cross-professional communication and coordination, and the development of operational practices to support the strategic implementation of effective programs and policies within the DWI system.

Proceedings from the Working Group transfer knowledge and translate legislation, policies, and programs into operational practices.

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