Missouri Receives Grant to Curb High-Risk Impaired Driving

For the sixth consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility are awarding grants to help states keep Americans safe from the most dangerous impaired drivers.

The new grants will expand the nearly 2,000 officers trained in drug-impaired driving detection through the first five years of the partnership.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says Missouri will use its grant to explore new ways to address impaired driving through a partnership with the Missouri Safety Center, that will include examining new and successful programs employed by other states.

Besides Missouri, the 2020 grant awards will fund the six other states of Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wyoming – with a total of 210-thousand dollars to support enhanced identification and assessment of alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

GHSA will also receive 35-thousand dollars to educate State Highway Safety Offices and law enforcement agencies throughout the United States about state oral fluid test pilot programs.