APPENDIX B – Internet Resources for
Impaired Driving

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators:
The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization striving to develop model programs in motor vehicle administration, police traffic services, and highway safety. AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws. The association’s programs encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces, and liaisons with other levels of government and the private sector. Its program development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service.

BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network:
The BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network is an international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other related student health and safety issues.

The Century Council:
The Century Council is a national organization dedicated to reducing drunk driving and underage drinking problems. Funded by America's leading distillers, the Council implements its programs through partners to create local coalitions of people, including liquor store owners, police officers, college presidents, beverage alcohol distributors, parents, youth, and others, depending on the needs of individual communities.

Governors Highway Safety Association:
The Governors Highway Safety Association is a non-profit association that represents the highway safety programs of states and territories on the "human behavioral aspects" of highway safety. Areas of focus include occupant protection, impaired driving, and speed enforcement, as well as motorcycle, school bus, pedestrian, and bicycle safety, and traffic records.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses— deaths, injuries, and property damage—from crashes on the nation's highways. Impaired driving is one of the many human behaviors the institute studies.

International Association of Chiefs of Police:
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest non-profit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state, and local agencies of all sizes.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a non-profit grass-roots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide. MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption. Its focus is to look for effective solutions to the drunk driving and underage drinking problems, while supporting those who have already experienced the pain of these senseless crimes.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Canada.

National Association of State Judicial Educators DUI Resource Center:
The purpose of this site is to help state and local judges and judicial educators find useful and current resources for handling cases or providing judicial training on impaired driving and other traffic safety issues. The site offers judges access to articles, benchbooks, protocols, and other resources for understanding the nature and impacts of impaired driving, and for reviewing the admissibility of field sobriety and chemical tests, conducting DUI trials, imposing sentences or treatment programs, and handling other proceedings.

National Commission Against Drunk Driving:
The National Commission Against Drunk Driving consists of a broad-based coalition of public and private sector organizations and other concerned individuals who are working together to reduce impaired driving and its tragic consequences.

National District Attorneys Association:
The National District Attorneys Association’s National Traffic Law Center (NTLC) is a resource designed to benefit prosecutors and their traffic safety partners. The mission of the NTLC is to improve the quality of justice in traffic safety adjudications by increasing the awareness of highway safety issues, with an emphasis on impaired driving, through the compilation, creation, and dissemination of legal and technical information and by providing training, technical assistance, and reference services to prosecutors and other allied professionals.

National Drug Court Institute:
After a decade of success with Drug Courts, a new strategy is emerging that utilizes the Drug Court model with impaired drivers, particularly with repeat offenders. DWI (or DUI) Court is a distinct court system dedicated to changing the behavior of the alcohol - dependant offenders arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) DWI/DUI Courts utilize all criminal justice stakeholders (judge, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation, law enforcement, and others) coupled with alcohol or drug treatment professionals to hold offenders at the highest level of accountability while receiving long-term, intensive treatment and compliance monitoring.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a network of regional Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) officers covering all 50 states and territories. The LEL officer is responsible for providing support and information to state and local departments on all NHTSA programs and initiatives. For a complete list of the current NHTSA LELs, see the posting on the Library page at

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
A NHTSA Web site dedicated specifically for law enforcement of impaired driving laws. The site includes a calendar of national events relative to impaired driving enforcement campaigns.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment; coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues; collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work; and translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

National Sheriffs’ Association:
The National Sheriffs' Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. Through the years, NSA has been involved in numerous programs to enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their city/counties or jurisdictions.

National Sobriety Testing Resource Center:
Provides a comprehensive source of information regarding standardized field sobriety testing, training, and certification for authorized and active law enforcement practitioners and instructors. The NSTRC is a cooperative effort of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).

National Transportation Safety Board:
The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the world's foremost accident investigation agencies. Their job is to find out what causes transportation accidents, and to recommend safety improvements to prevent them from recurring. Impaired driving is one of the NTSB’s focus areas. NTSB can and frequently does testify before state legislative committees as long as the Board has a recommendation on the subject.

Recording Artists, Actors, and Athletes Against Drunk Driving:
RADD works with celebrities to promote sober driving. With over 400 members, RADD asks celebrities to record PSAs and other promotional materials emphasizing alternatives and sober driving.

Students Against Destructive Decisions:
SADD is a program that was developed to encourage students and parents to band together in the fight against drinking and driving. Financial support from the public and from private sectors has allowed SADD to spread to all 50 states, Canada, and beyond.

Traffic Injury Research Foundation:
The mission of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation is to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries. It achieves its mission by designing, promoting, and implementing effective programs and policies, based on sound research.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center:
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws provides training, technical assistance, and resource materials to states and communities as they implement the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws national initiative.