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Impaired Driving Prevention

The Impaired Driving Prevention Key Area will track strategies and action steps directly related to the prevention of fatalities and serious injuries due to alcohol- and drug-impaired driving.

Chair: Meg Matta, Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety

Vice Chair: Sgt. Andrew Sherbondy, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Alternative Sentencing

Facilitator: Tim Burrows, Kimley-Horn

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687 people lost their lives in impaired driving crashes on Nevada roads between 2016-2020.

The Nevada Crash Data Dashboard provides information on who is involved in impaired driving fatalities and fatal crashes, where and when these crashes occurred, and why they happened. Nevada’s strategies to reduce impaired driving fatalities and serious injuries are listed below.

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Events

July 24, 2024 – Impaired Driving Prevention Key Area Task Force Meeting

Strategies
  1. Enhance driving under the influence (DUI) deterrence through improved criminal justice system response.
  2. Support training and education for law enforcement agencies and commit to high-visibility DUI enforcement.
  3. Improve understanding of impaired driving issues through better data.
  4. Improve primary prevention efforts aimed at driving under the influence or riding with an impaired driver.
Resources
DocumentsDownloadDate
Impaired Driving Prevention January 2024 Key Area Task Force Meeting AgendaPDF01/2024
Impaired Driving Prevention August 2023 Key Area Task Force Meeting SummaryPDF08/2023
Nevada Impaired Driving Program PlanPDF06/2023
Impaired Driving Prevention May 2023 Key Area Task Force Meeting SummaryPDF05/2023
Nevada Impaired Driving Program Assessment 2023PDF02/2023
Impaired Driving Prevention February 2023 Key Area Task Force Meeting SummaryPDF02/2023
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2018 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Traffic Safety FactsPDF06/2020
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Alcohol and Drugs Website02/2020
Ignition Interlocks – What You Need To Know: A Toolkit for Policymakers,
Highway Safety Professionals, And Advocates – Updated 2019
PDF11/2019
Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado – A Report Pursuant to Senate Bill
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PDF10/2018
Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for StatesPDF05/2018