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Impaired Driving

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Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is defined as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or legal (prescription and over-the-counter) and/or illegal drugs. In Florida, impaired driving is involved in about one-quarter of all motor vehicle deaths. It is a complex social issue that involves all areas of the criminal justice, health care, and education systems.

Florida’s Impaired Driving Program supports a variety of strategies that target individuals driving impaired. FDOT grant funds are used for purchasing driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement activities and equipment, providing awareness and education campaigns, conducting proactive youth-focused DUI education and outreach, and specialized education for law enforcement and prosecution to increase effective DUI adjudication.

Impaired Driving Education Campaigns



2016 LEL Award2 

2016 Florida DUI Challenge Award Vehicle

Impaired Driving Safety Grants 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) provides funding to local law enforcement agencies, local community organizations, and other agencies who are committed to driving down the number of impaired driving fatalities. FDOT grant funds are awarded in support of the following strategies:

  • Improving DUI enforcement

  • Improving prosecution and adjudication of impaired  driving cases

  • Improving the DUI administrative suspension process

  • Improving prevention, public education, and training

  • Improving the treatment system (i.e., DUI programs, treatment providers, and health care providers)

  • Improving data collection and analysis



The Florida Impaired Driving Coalition (FIDC) was formed to identify and prioritize the State’s most pressing impaired driving issues, review proven strategies that can effectively impact these issues, develop and oversee a strategic plan that will guide implementation of programs, policy, and funding strategies to maximize the State’s ability to reduce impaired driving crashes, fatalities, and injuries.

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Our Partners


American Automobile Association (AAA)

Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) Program

DUI Counterattack, Hillsborough, Inc.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Florida Conference of County Court Judges

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM)

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Florida

Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Alcohol Testing Program (FDLE - ATP)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Florida Department of Transportation (DOT)

State Attorney’s Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)

State Attorney’s Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit

Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program

State Attorney’s Office, 16th Judicial Circuit

Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA)

Tallahassee Police Department

Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association (FPAA)

Traffic Records Coordinating Committee

Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI)

Conference of County Court Judges of Florida

Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA)

University of Florida College of Medicine

Florida Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

United States Navy – NAS Jacksonville

FIDC Partner Agencies and Associations

We Save Lives

For more information contact Ernie Bradley @ (850) 414-4116