Impaired Driving www.gtsac.org Contents: Education + Enforcement Save Lives. Drive Sober. Ridin’ Dirty Underage Drinking Court Monitoring Education + Enforcement + Alternatives = Less Drunk Drivers Impaired driving is a serious and deadly One collaborative effort is through the GTSAC and the problem in Arizona: 43 percent of the fatal Impaired Driving Emphasis Team. More SHSP traffic-related crashes in the state involve than 30 members are involved with this In most areas of life, a zero is alcohol, and 336 people were killed in group, including representatives from state an undesirable number, but 2007 alone by drivers considered legally agencies (Governor’s Office of Highway not when it comes to traffic impaired with a BAC of .08 or higher. But Safety, Governor’s Office, Department fatalities. Here, zero is the the situation is getting better in Arizona. of Health Services), law enforcement only acceptable number, There was a 16 percent reduction in impaired (Department of Public Safety, Department of because every one Counts! driving fatalities from 2006. With continued Liquor Licenses and Control, Phoenix Police The Governor’s Traffic Safety advisory Council (GtSaC) is with continued educational efforts, strong enforcement, and working together to develop developing effective partnerships with the hospitality industry to strategies to achieve its goal provide safe alternative modes of transportation, we can continue to of Zero fatalities on arizona’s roadways. among the Council’s reduce these tragic losses. accomplishments is the arizona educational efforts, strong enforcement, and Department) prosecutors, transportation Strategic Highway Safety developing effective partnerships with the organizations (Weights and Measures), Plan (SHSP), which provides a blueprint for state and hospitality industry to provide safe alternative non-profit safety partners (MADD and local transportation agencies modes of transportation, we can continue to SADD), creative agencies (Brand Canyon), developing comprehensive reduce these tragic losses. community organizations (Phoenix Suns, highway safety plans in AAA Arizona), media partners (Ridin’ Dirty the context of education, radio program), and the hospitality industry engineering, enforcement and (Restaurant and Hospitality Association). emergency medical service (the 4es), as well as management and operations. Building upon the recommendations of the The plan has identified SHSP, the team has developed a multi-layered six key emphasis areas: strategy of programs targeting the reduction restraint usage, speeding, of alcohol-related fatalities, injuries and young drivers, impaired driving, crashes through law enforcement, education roadway/roadside and data programs, the judicial system, and legislative improvement. process. S a f e t o d a y . S a f e r t o m o r r o w . continued from pg 1 Ridin’ Dirty Through this expanding alliance of partners, the team is working on programs such as: ridin’ dirty is a daily talk show dedicated solely to discussing • Law enforcement officials and restaurant and bar owners have developed a working impaired driving. It’s designed group to meet regularly and discuss ways to allow patrons to enjoy themselves, but to inspire and motivate people provide safe modes of transportation home. to learn and practice new behaviors when it comes to alcohol and automobile use. • Representatives from the prosecutor’s office are working on training officers and judicial the radio show, hosted by Ken workers on effective techniques to ensure the proper sentencing of offenders. MADD Sharp and Heidi foglesong is holding the judicial system accountable through a Court Monitoring program, and originated in Phoenix in June a new electronic DUI citation reporting system (LEADRS) will link law enforcement 2007, and has since moved to and the courts to hopefully prevent repeat offenders from falling through the system. Southern California’s KLaa 830 am and can be heard online at www.ridindirtyradio.com. • Promoting the successful solutions of the hospitality industry in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the roadway. For instance, a Scottsdale bar has hired a driver to take patrons home who might be impaired, and is expanding its service to pick up their guests from their residence so driving after drinking is not an option. • Team members representing the state, law enforcement, judicial, creative and behavioral fields attended a focus group with DUI offenders in an alcohol counseling class to learn more about the real effects and insight of the issue. • Effective marketing Did You Know? and media campaigns to support the law enforcement crackdowns • 336 people were killed by to reduce the number of impaired drivers with a BaC of impaired drivers on our .08 or higher in 2007; that was 31 percent of all fatalities roadways. Campaigns in partnership with the • Nationally, 13,491 people hospitality industry were killed by impaired are being developed to drivers in 2007; that’s 1 dUI compliment the existing fatal every 39 minutes enforcement and social • In arizona you can be norming state and arrested if you’re impaired to national projects. the slightest degree • A statewide presentation for law enforcement and safety partners to share with their local businesses, schools and other interested groups about the dangers and repercussions of impaired driving. • Law enforcement crackdown partnerships, such as reducing the access of alcohol to underage drinkers, preventing overservice, and creating a multi-agency law enforcement group to travel around the state to provide hands-on training about effective DUI enforcement. Taxi Cab Passenger Report Underage Alcohol Sales Bill of Rights The West Valley Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking and the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC) in collaboration with Passengers have the right to: the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Pima Prevention • a clean and safe car. Partnership has developed a window cling highlighting DLLC’s new Don’t Even Try • Insurance coverage (at least $300,000). It! tip line. • See all rates before the ride This window cling will be placed starts. on the cooler doors of participating • Know if extra charges may retailers in an effort to curtail apply. sales to minors. The new tip line • Know if there is a minimum 1877NOTLEGL connects the caller charge. directly to DLLC where a violation • See the meter and the fare can be reported. This tip line will it is charging. generate the complaints necessary for • Vehicles with meters must DLLC and local law enforcement to enforce use them. underage drinking laws through its Covert Underage Buyer (CUB) operations. If Passengers have a Problem: • Contact the company. • Use the number on the side Zero, Nada, None Program Overview of the cab. The members of this community are united in their concern to address the • Get the driver’s name and problem of underage consumption. We feel that while underage consumption the taxi’s plate number. is one of the most critical issues our young people face, there is not a lot • Get a receipt. being done to combat it. We believe that this growing epidemic can be controlled by forming an alliance that delivers and enforces a consistent and If Passengers have a complaint: repeated zero-tolerance message. Contact the dept. of weights and measures: We believe that the environments in which 602-255-5211 (Phoenix metro area) our young people live feature mixed messages 1-800-277-6675 about the rules and risks of underage (Statewide) consumption. These contradictory messages Or file a complaint on-line: are communicated through words, pictures www.azdwm.gov and actions and in the end, kids are often led to believe that a little drinking is okay, is fairly harmless and an actual “right of passage”. PASSENGER BILL OF RIGHTS DO yOu SEE THIS LIcENSE IN THE RIGHT REAR wINDOw? These mixed messages come from everywhere: IF yOu DO, THIS IS A PROPERLy cERTIFIED vEHIcLE family, friends, school administrators, teachers, PASSENGERS HAvE THE RIGHT TO: p and safe car. A clean PROBLEm: p Contact the company. p the number on the side of the cab. Use businesses, civil leaders, the media, law p Insurance coverage (At least $300,000). p all rates before the ride starts. See p the driver’s name and the taxi’s plate number. Get p a receipt. Get cOmPLAINT: enforcement and judicial members. We believe p if extra charges may apply. Know p if there is a minimum charge. Know Contact the Dept. of Weights and Measures: 602-255-5211 602-771-4920 (Phoenix Metro Area) p the meter and the fare it is charging. See that in order to counteract this message all of the community members must 1-800-277-6675 (Statewide) p with meters must use them. Vehicles Or file a complaint on-line: www.azdwm.gov work together to craft, deliver and enforce a Zero Tolerance message. THANkS FOR TRAvELING SAFELy AND RESPONSIBLy. Zero, Nada, None provides a strong, consistent and irrefutable message to all people under the age of twenty-one to support and enforce a Zero, Nada, None – Under 21 philosophy. We ask that all of the members of the community do their part and commit to saving Arizona’s youth through promoting and enforcing a Zero Tolerance to underage consumption. Zero, NADA, None Objective: Reduce and eliminate underage consumption of alcohol in Arizona communities. For more information about bringing Zero Nada None to your community contact Jessica Smith, Arizona SADD Coordinator, at email@example.com. MADD Court Monitoring Arizona has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country, and to make sure the judicial system is sending the same strong message to offenders, MADD Arizona is implementing its Court Monitoring program in both the Phoenix area and Southern Arizona. The MADD Court Monitoring program works to ensure the successful prosecution of DUI arrests and reduce unwarranted dismissals by placing volunteers trained in court procedures and DUI laws in the courtroom to observe cases and record their outcomes. This allows them to gather and track trail data, analyze trends in the courts, and develop relationships with the judicial system. The Court Monitors also share their findings in informational meetings or town halls with court representatives and the general public. The hope is to send a message to impaired drivers that neither society, nor the judiciary, will tolerate impaired driving. To learn more about MADD’s program, visit: www.madd.org/az • About three in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol- related crash at some time in their lives • Approximately 1.5 million drivers are arrested annual for impaired driving; about 35,000 each year in Arizona • Nearly one-third of offenders arrested for impaired drivers are repeat offenders EXTREME SUPER EXTREME DUI* $3,200 in ﬁnes (BAC < .15) DUI $5,900 in ﬁnes (BAC .15-.19) DUI $8,300 in ﬁnes (BAC .20+) 10 days in jail 30 days in jail 45 days in jail 90 days suspended license 90 days suspended license 90 days suspended license The Interlock for 1 year The Interlock for 1 year The Interlock for 18 months These are the minimum penalties. The costs are estimated and do not include attorney’s fees, increased auto insurance premiums, refusal for admission to colleges, loss of employment, inability to obtain employment, etc. If you’re 21 it’s .08* *You can be arrested for DUI if you’re If you’re under 21 it’s .00 impaired to the slightest degree. For more information please contact: Impaired driving emphasis area team Champion michael Hegarty Deputy Director - Governor’s Office of Highway Safety email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (602) 255-3216 www.gtsac.org S a f e t o d a y . S a f e r t o m o r r o w .