Texas is creating awareness about the impaired driving issue by educating its citizens through educator toolkits, courses, peer-to-peer groups and media outreach campaigns.
Texas is stepping up enforcement through Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grants and impaired driving mobilization grants.
Groups like the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force and statewide coalitions are creating partnerships to attack the problem from many different angles.
The Texas Impaired Driving Task Force meets several times during the year to discuss current projects funded by TxDOT, as well as the strengths and gaps related to deterrence (statutes, enforcement, prosecution, etc.), judicial issues, prevention (including media and educational initiatives), rehabilitation/treatment, and systematic challenges related to data collection and analysis. This task force allows members to discuss the different aspect of the complex process related to impaired driving and develop effective solutions.