Impaired Driving Leadership Model: Case Studies

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate

This course will be expiring on 12/28/2023. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.

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CE Course Description

Following dramatic declines in impaired driving in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, further progress has been challenging to achieve.  This CE course contains case studies of an Impaired-Driving Leadership Model, as it was implemented in three states - New Mexico, Washington State, and Oklahoma.  Each case study highlights steps in the process that led to the Leadership Model’s implementation, elements of the leadership Model’s structure, key components of its operation, and impacts that were observed following the Leadership Model’s implementation.

Author:  Coleman, H., & .Mizenko, K. (Revised, 2018, October). Impaired-driving leadership model – Findings based on three state case studies (Report No. DOT HS 812 516). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Blincoe, L., Miller, T., Zaloshina, E., & Lawrence, B. (2015). The economic and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes 2010(revised)(Report No. DOT 812 013) Washington, DC: Washington, DC: NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration.

Governor's Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council. (2014). Reducing Impaired driving traffic crashes in Oklahoma a state plan: February 5, 2014.Oklahoma City, OK.

Washington Traffic Safety Commission. (2013). Washington impaired driving strategic plan July 2013.Olympia, WA: Author.Available at

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Compare and contrast the four different leadership styles.

2.  Conclude the critical component of effective highway safety programs, especially in the area of impaired driving.

3.  Describe what an effective impaired driving program should be based on.

4.  Identify the most frequently recorded BAC among drinking drivers in fatal crashes.

5.  List the four characteristics that are most prevalent in alcohol involvement in fatal motor vehicle crashes.

6.  Name three things that each State should include as part of its impaired driving program.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Highway Safety Uniform Guidelines No. 8, Impaired Driving

2.  Interest in an Impaired-Driving Leadership Model

3.  Case Studies

a.  New Mexico Impaired-Driving Leadership Model

b.  Washington State Impaired-Driving Leadership Model

c.  Oklahoma Impaired-Driving Leadership Model

4.  Leadership Model: Key Elements

5.  Lessons Learned

a.  Catalyst

b.  Strong Leadership

c.  Coordination and Communication

d.  Conduct an Assessment and Develop an Impaired-Driving Strategic Plan

e.  Comprehensive and Multidisciplinary

f.  Documentation

g.  Data and Evidence-Based Decisions

h.  Mix Leadership Styles and Approaches

i.  Encourage Creativity

6.  Recommendations for Leadership Teams

a.  In General

b.  Key Characteristics of the State Coordinating Agency

c.  External Influences

d.  Supplements to team meetings

e.  Internal influences

7.  NHTSA State Highway Safety Program Uniform Guideline No. 8

8.  Summary Comparison of Leadership Model Elements in Each State

9.  Impaired-Driving Assessment Recommendations and Impaired-Driving Strategic Plan Actions for Each State by Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 8 Sections

10.  List of Initiatives, Objectives and Recommendations From State Impaired-Driving Strategic Plans

11.  Sample of Governmental and Non-Governmental Participants on Leadership Teams



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Added On: 2018-08-19

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