Impaired Driving Safety Program Strategy Pilot: Improving Prevention Outcomes Based in an Individualized Computerized Assessment and Referral System

Impaired driving remains a critical safety issue for North Dakota as over 4 in 10 motor vehicle deaths involve an impaired driver. A pilot project with the 24/7 Sobriety Program, initiated in 2008, led to legislated participation for recidivist driving under the influence (DUI) drivers just two years later. A recently developed assessment program, designed for impaired drivers, presents an exciting technology-based opportunity to individualize treatment for impaired drivers based on risk assessment for co-occurring mental health disorders. Research shows 45 percent of repeat drunk drivers have a major mental disorder. The Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is a free software tool that could potentially be used to strengthen current driver improvement strategies. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) Court, 24/7 Sobriety Program and other driver improvement strategies have strengthen impaired driving prevention. This pilot project would allow stakeholders to further refine the DUI prevention program by incorporating individual's recidivism risk into prevention decisions.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $159268
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vachal, Kimberly

  • Start Date: 20200709
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-628

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01747749
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2020 5:59PM