• June 7th, 2024

Impaired driving continues to be a significant public health and public safety problem in the United States. In 2021 some 30 percent of the 42,915 traffic fatalities involved alcohol-impaired drivers (drivers with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 grams per deciliter or higher). In addition, there has been a significant increase in drug-impaired driving and especially driving with delta 9tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in cannabis, in drivers’ systems (Kelley-Baker et al., 2017; Thomas et al., 2020).

Impaired-driving task forces (or sometimes called task teams, commissions, coalitions, councils, committees, leadership teams, or advisory groups) are mechanisms to assess the impaired-driving problem in States to document the systems in place to deal with the problem and to make recommendations for improvement.

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