Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Alcohol-impaired driving remains one of the biggest threats to public safety and well-being on our roadways. In 2018, 30% of all traffic deaths in California were alcohol-related. OTS-supported programs focus on education, enforcement, and prevention measures. The programs inform the public of the actions they can take to avoid this dangerous behavior as well as deter people from driving when they are impaired. Grant programs include enforcement operations dedicated to stopping and arresting suspected impaired drivers, purchase of equipment such as breath testing devices, monitoring and treatment of high-risk DUI offenders, and youth education programs for high school and college students on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.

ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVING PROGRAM AREA GOALS

  • Reduce the number of persons killed in alcohol-involved crashes.
  • Reduce the number of persons injured in alcohol-involved crashes.
  • Reduce hit-and-run fatal crashes.
  • Reduce hit-and-run injury crashes.
  • Reduce nighttime (2100 – 0259 hours) fatal crashes.
  • Reduce nighttime (2100 – 0259 hours) injury crashes.
  • Reduce the number of motorcyclists killed in alcohol-involved crashes.
  • Reduce the number of motorcyclists injured in alcohol-involved crashes.