DWI Courts Support National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America's roadways due to an increase in impaired driving. Since 1981, every President of the United States has demonstrated the commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month or more recently, National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Read More.
NCDC Joins NHTSA for launch of anti-drunk driving campaign
The National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) joined The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s at a press conference unveiling the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign aimed at reducing drunk driving. The campaign was launched in conjunction with the release of NHTSA's annual survey results, which found that while drunk driving deaths decreased in 2010, over 70% were caused by drivers whose blood alcohol levels were nearly twice the .08 legal limit. Read More.
DWI Courts Named As Authorized Program for U.S. Department of Transportation Grants
Congress has passed the transportation reauthorization bill entitled the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). MAP-21 authorizes transportation funding nationwide, including grants for impaired driving prevention efforts. DWI Courts are among the approved list of authorized programs that can receive U.S. Transportation Grant Funds for impaired driving countermeasures. In addition, MAP-21 authorizes training and education of criminal justice professionals to assist in handling impaired driving cases, traffic safety resource prosecutors, judicial outreach liaisons, and 24-7 sobriety programs. Read More
NTSB and ONTCP Talk about Impaired Driving and DWI Courts at NADCP Annual Conference
"DWI and Drug Courts play a critical role in helping our entire country reach zero...no more crashes, deaths or injuries from a substance impaired driver." These were the words declared by Dr. Mark Rosekind, Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during the Closing Session of the NADCP 18th Annual Training Conference. DWI Courts and substance-impaired driving were highlighted during the session with presentations by Dr. Rosekind and Mr. Benjamin Tucker, Deputy Director of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Read More