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1 Impaired and Distracted Drivers: A continuing dilemma Sgt. Thomas Neve Ofc. Alan Haywood

2 Impaired and Distracted Drivers National and state statistics Proposed legislation and initiatives on the federal, state, and local levels. Information on current enforcement strategies What is in store for the future

3 Impaired Drivers National data In 2007, an estimated 12,998 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes a decline of 3.7 percent from the 13,491 fatalities in (FARS) 2008 Record low in 10-month preliminary data More than 10% overall decline, with March having over 18%! First time ever data has been available in reporting year

4 Impaired Drivers Arizona data In 2007, Arizona showed a substantial decrease of 457 alcohol related deaths from the 2006 total of 578. (FARS)

5 DUI Enforcement Challenges Training Budget limitations Time and distance limitations Legal Challenges Breath testing source code Blood testing phlebotomy program challenges

6 Distracted Drivers NHTSA Data says distracted drivers account for nearly four out of five crashes in the U.S. Nationwide Insurance s Driving while distracted (DWD) survey of more than one thousand drivers, 1 in 3 drivers 18 to 27 years old admit to always multitasking while driving 37 percent send text messages while driving.

7 DWD Enforcement Challenges Legislation difficult to pass Public outcry Political hot potato Difficult to enforce Subjective in nature Hard to prove

8 Initiatives Impaired Driving Federal (NHTSA) programs Public Awareness Campaigns Over the limit. Under Arrest. Buzzed driving is drunk driving Crash and impaired driver data FARS Fast FARS Early estimate tracking Highway Safety Offices nationwide

9 Initiatives Impaired Driving Federal (NHTSA) programs New studies on enforcement programs Chemical test refusal studies phlebotomy/warrants North Carolina Texas and Idaho 2009 New Training Programs ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement) Training SFST Refresher Training

10 Initiatives Impaired Driving Arizona Programs Statewide DUI Task Forces East Valley DUI Task Force Southern Arizona DUI Task Force 14 other regional task forces around the state 4241 arrests in arrests in 2008* *As of 12/30/2008

11 Initiatives Impaired Driving Arizona Programs GTSAC Committees partnerships with stakeholders DUI Subcommittee Police agencies local / state / county / tribal State Govt. - GOHS / MVD / Liquor / many others Community Organizations MADD / Restaurateurs / others Media Radio / Newspaper Sports organizations Phoenix Suns

12 Initiatives Impaired Driving Arizona Programs TSRP (Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor) Program training and courtroom assistance Prosecutor training LEO training Source Code issues Amicus briefs Legal assistance Phlebotomy Legal opinion and research Presentations to court staff and prosecutors

13 Initiatives Impaired Driving Arizona Programs GOHS SFST Coordinator GOHS Phlebotomy Coordinator Utilizing federal funding for training programs LEADRS DUI reporting and data tracking Task Force Reporting System Online data collection and reporting TRaCs DPS data tracking

14 Legislation Impaired Driving State laws recently enacted Ignition Interlock Law Requires ALL convicted DUI offenders to have a CIID installed on the vehicle for one year Hospital BAC reporting requirement ARS , effective August 2, 2007 Hospital must provide the internal alcohol test results: Upon the request of a LEO Does not impede or effect patient care.

15 Legislation Impaired Driving State laws recently enacted Super Extreme DUI BAC above.20 Enhanced fines 45 day minimum jail sentence Vehicle impound laws Any Extreme (.15 BAC) or Felony DUI Impound vehicle for 30 days Subject responsible for fees

16 Legislation Impaired Driving Local laws recently enacted City of Phoenix texting while driving laws Sending or receiving non-voice communication $ fine $250 fine if results in traffic collision

17 Proposed Legislation HB 2178: underage drinking; driver license suspension (NOW: commercial vehicle; HB 2219: beer kegs; registration. HB 2660: liquor; drinking age; definition. HB 2730: DUI; ignition interlock device. HB 2753: vehicle impoundment and immobilization. Bill passed and the Governor signed on July 2, 2007.

18 Proposed Legislation SB 1026: extreme DUI; sentence. (Sponsor: Waring) SB 1029: DUI; 0.20 concentration enhancement. (Sponsor: Waring) Bill passed and the Governor signed on May 18, SB 1266: beer kegs; registration. (Sponsor: Gray L) SB 1364: liquor; underage person; penalties. (Sponsor: Gray L)

19 Proposed Legislation SB 1364: liquor; underage person; penalties. (Sponsor: Gray L) SB 1580: underage drinking; conviction; treatment. SB 1582: DUI; treatment; ignition interlock device (NOW: DUI; treatment; continuous alcohol monitoring. (Sponsor: Gray L) SB 1630: furnishing liquor; underage persons; felony. (Sponsor: Johnson)

20 Proposed Legislation SB 1635: FAST lanes. (Sponsor: Gorman, Gould) SB 1229: Aggravated DUI; probation; incarceration). (Sponsor: Waring) Bill passed and the Governor signed on May 1, SB 1252: Extreme DUI; sentence). (Sponsor: Waring) Bill passed and the Governor signed on May 8, 2007.

21 Impaired and Distracted Driving Arizona has some of the most aggressive impaired driving laws in the nation Distracted driving laws are here and on the horizon on the state level Proposed legislation for the future hinges on coordination of all stakeholders

22 Questions? Comments?

23 Thank you! Alan Haywood Arizona GOHS Tom Neve DPS DUI Squad ext. 2630

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