The Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion is selected by the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force – with funding and support from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Who is eligible for the award?
Any Texas law enforcement officer, prosecutor, educator, advocate, employer, or organization that has made a substantial impact in addressing and reducing impaired driving in their community or across the state.
What is the criteria for award selection?
The Texas Impaired Driving Task Force will evaluate activities that specifically target the reduction of impaired driving in Texas. Some examples could be:
- Outreach and/or education of the community, students, employees, and/or others on the dangers of impaired driving and steps to avoid being in an impaired driving crash. The number of Texans reached in a given year should be included.
- A law enforcement officer who has arrested many impaired drivers and/or worked to educate audiences on the dangers of impaired driving. Include the number of arrests, number of presentations and/or persons reached in a given year.
- A person and/or organization that has reached a significant number of Texans through outreach, education, or advocacy. Include a description of the outreach activities, as well as the number of Texans reached in a given year.
Who can nominate an individual or organization?
Nominations can be self-made or an individual/organization/law enforcement officer/prosecutor can be nominated by another individual or group.
How many award winners will be selected.
The Texas Impaired Driving Task Force will select one Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion. Other individuals or organizations may be selected as Honorable Mention.
How will the Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion be recognized?
The Texas Impaired Driving Safety Champion will be recognized with a plaque on stage at the Texas Impaired Driving Forum. A spotlight video featuring the Safety Champion will be aired at the Forum. The Safety Champion will be recognized online at the www.dyingtodrink.org website.
How will the Honorable Mention winner(s) be recognized?
Honorable Mention winners will be recognized with a certificate and be recognized online at the www.dyingtodrink.org website.