Impaired Driving

 

policy

    • Enhance Ignition Interlock Law

Status: On-going

    • Increase penalties for driving while license revoked/ suspended due to OVUII

Status: Early Progress

    • Improve procedures for obtaining convictions for driving while license revoked/suspended due to OVUII

Status: On-going

    • Support needed improvements in order to successfully continue DWI pilot Court Program]

Status: On-going

    • Identify and utilize current and new funding sources for alcohol and drug- abuse programs

Status:  Not Started

    • Research a process to provide funding to County law enforcement and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs

Status:  Not Started

    • Provide support for a statewide Impaired Driving Task Force

Status: On-going


education

    • Support expansion of alcohol intervention programs, such as Screen, Brief  Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Status: On-going

    • Develop programs and continue support of best practices to educate young drivers, families and at-risk groups that emphasize the practice of model behavior to deter drunk driving, speeding, and non-seat belt use

Status: On-going

    • Continue to provide training to the community, including medical staff, emergency medical service technicians, teachers, and driver’s education instructors to recognize alcohol and other drug impairment.

Status: Early Progress

    • Expand reach and uniformity of server training program

Status: On-going

    • Increase effectiveness through publicizing, providing training, and enforcing  the Use and Lose law

Status: On-going

    • Encourage automobile dealerships and insurance companies to distribute materials on impaired driving. In addition, encourage County Department of Motor Vehicles to run educational videos directed at customers waiting in line.

Status: Early Progress

    • Research and apply best practices conducive to Hawaii (e.g. impoundment, immobilization, etc.).

Status: Early Progress


enforcement

    • Enhance conviction rate by improving witness attendance in OVUII cases

Status: Early Progress

    • Continue to encourage compliance of mandatory blood draw
    • Continue high visibility sobriety checkpoints and media campaigns

Status: On-going

    • Increase conviction rate by reducing refusals

Status: Early Progress

    • Improve Administrative Driver License Revocation Office documentation and communication

Status:  Substantial Progress

    • Improve awareness and provide specialized training for police, prosecutors, and the Judiciary and encourage courtroom training

Status: On-going

    • Support statewide court monitoring program to provide data on DUI trial results

Status: Early Progress

    • Continue compliance checks to include “off premise” locations such as small liquor stores and convenience outlets

Status: On-going

    • Enhance compliance of interlock law by providing basic interlock training to enforcement officers so that they can detect non-compliance
    • Explore solutions to current barriers to OVUII drug prosecution

Status: On-going

    • Increase effectiveness of OVUII laws by including probation as an allowable sentence

Status: Early Progress


Engineering

    • Continue to install milled rumble strips at centerline and roadway shoulders because drinking and driving can cause drowsiness, especially in rural areas where long distances are a factor

Status: On-going


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