Impaired Driving

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 or Get Pulled Over

 

  • 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 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) funds that support highway safety programs.

 

Resources

Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan  Florida Impaired Driving Strategic Plan 
Other Florida Traffic Laws  Drive Sober Florida 
FDOT Crash Data  FLHSMV: Crash and Citation Reports & Statistics 
FLHSMV: Crash Dashboard  FLHSMV: Impaired Driving 
Florida Department of Law Enforcement: DUI  Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Glossary of Highway Safety Terms and Definitions  Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Impaired Driving 

 

 

 Important External FDOT information and Resources

 

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