Impaired driving is defined as driving under the influence (DUI) 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.
To review the complete statutory language, please refer to section 316.193, Florida Statutes, or visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ (FLHSMV) Florida DUI and Administrative Suspension Laws website for more information.
For information on the State of Florida’s other DUI programs visit the FLHSMV’s DUI and Ignition Interlock Device (IID) website.
Florida’s Impaired Driving Program supports a variety of strategies that target individuals driving impaired. FDOT grant funds are used for purchasing 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
- Drive Sober Florida is designed to provide Floridians and visitors to the state with educational information around reducing fatalities and serious injuries caused by impaired driving. Drive Sober Florida uses a data-driven research approach to develop resources, educational materials and provide fatal and serious injury data related to impaired driving relevant to all Florida roadway users.
- Drive Sober Florida assists the FDOT’s Impaired Driving Program with implementing the Impaired Driving Strategic Plan goals and strategies. The program is funded primarily by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds that support highway safety programs.
Important External FDOT information and Resources
- For information on Florida DUI and IID education and courses please visit FLHSMV’s DUI and IID website.
- To locate a licensed Florida DUI program in your area please visit FLHSMV’s Licensed DUI Programs in Florida website.
- For information on Florida’s Ignition Interlock Program and FLHSMV Approved IID Service Providers please visit FLHSMV’s Ignition Interlock Program website.
- For all questions regarding Florida driver licenses and identification card, please visit FLHSMV’s Driver Licenses & ID Cards website.
- For information on motor vehicles, tags and titles in Florida, please visit FLHSMV’s Motor Vehicles, Tags & Titles website.
- To locate information on local driver license and motor vehicle service centers, Bureau for Administrative Reviews, Florida Highway Patrol stations, Clerk of the Court offices and motorist services regional offices, please visit FLHSMV’s Locations website.
- FLHSMV Customer Service Center Number: 850-617-3000
For more information on FDOT Impaired Driving related programs contact
Ernie Bradley @ Ernie.Bradley@dot.state.fl.us or (850) 414-4116
Page updated: September 16, 2020