Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers funds to states for drunk driving programs, no state has met the criteria until New Mexico did so in 1991. The state earned a basic grant of $194,114 for two reasons: it reduced the time between drunk driving arrest and final suspension of driver license to 30 days (this earned a grant equal 20% of its annual federal highway funding); and it increaed self-sustaning community programs to reduce drunk driving. Another $434,507 was earned because its programs now reqires chemical testing of drivers involved in serious crashes when alcohol is suspect; prevents under-21-year-olds from obtaining alcohol; and prohibits alcohol in a motor vehicles. Other Department of Transportation requirements are noted including protection of students in wheelchairs, and drug tests for commercial truck and bus drivers.

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  • Accession Number: 00618501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM