Communities across Minnesota and the nation are committed to addressing the complex issues of impaired driving. Although education about the consequences of driving after drinking and enforcement of driving while impaired (DWI) laws may be the most common strategies employed, some communities are also interested in preventing impaired driving. One strategy embraced by many communities is that of providing alternative transportation services for individuals who choose not to drive after drinking.
The goal of this effort is to provide critical information about alternative transportation or safe ride programs to individuals or communities interested in providing similar services. With a solid understanding of the elements necessary to build strong safe ride programs, interested stakeholders can create an effective local program that provides a valuable service while reducing the incidence of impaired driving in their communities.