National Transportation Safety Board. 2013.
Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving
. Safety Report NTSB/SR-13/01. Washington, DC: NTSB.Abstract:
report represents the culmination of a year-long National Transportation SafetyBoard (NTSB) effort focused on the problem of substance-impaired driving. The report addresses thenecessity of providing all the following elements to achieve meaningful reductions in alcohol-impaireddriving crashes: stronger laws, improved enforcement strategies, innovative adjudication programs, andaccelerated development of new in-vehicle alcohol detection technologies. Moreover, the reportrecognizes the need for states to identify specific and measurable goals for reducing impaired drivingfatalities and injuries, and to evaluate the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures on an ongoing basis.Specifically, in the report, the NTSB makes safety recommendations in the following safety issueareas: reducing the per se blood alcohol concentration limit for all drivers; conducting high-visibilityenforcement of impaired driving laws and incorporating passive alcohol sensing technology intoenforcement efforts; expanding the use of in-vehicle devices to prevent operation by an impaired driver;using driving while intoxicated (DWI) courts and other programs to reduce recidivism by repeat DWIoffenders; and establishing measurable goals for reducing impaired driving and tracking progress towardthose goals.
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