Impaired driving typically relates to operating a vehicle after drinking alcohol or taking drugs. For example, some states define impaired driving as driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs while other states define it as driving while intoxicated (DWI) by alcohol or drugs. Impaired driving is dangerous. It's the cause of more than half of all car crashes. It means operating a motor vehicle while you are affected by. Alcohol. Legal or illegal drugs.
Actress Torrey DeVitto and her father, musician Liberty DeVitto, talk about the importance of parents having small conversations with their children about underage drinking and the use of other drugs.
Even though it might not seem like it, your kids really do hear you when you talk to them about alcohol and other substances.
"Talk. They Hear You." Keeping Our Kids Safe
Digest of State Alcohol Highway Safety-Related Legislation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for reducing vehicle-related fatalities and injuries on our Nation’s highways. This digest reports the status of State laws concerning impaired-driving offenses and alcoholic beverage control.
It is extensively footnoted and contains comprehensive information on critical impaired-driving laws for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It is designed to be an easily accessible reference to all States’ current laws on alcohol and other issues related to impaired driving.
The digest contains a selection of the most important laws pertaining to impaired driving for each State, compiled in a consistent format to make research simpler. Each State entry includes: Basis for a DWI Offense; Chemical Breath Tests for Alcohol Concentration; Adjudication of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Charges; Sanctions; Administrative Licensing Actions; Ignition Interlocks; Sobriety Checkpoints; Other Criminal Actions Related to DWI; DWI Offenses and Commercial Motor Vehicles; Driving While License Suspended or Revoked Where the Basis Was a DWI Offense; Minimum Drinking Age Laws; Dram Shop Laws and Related Actions; Open Container Laws; and others. — nhtsa.gov