We all have roles to play in preventing impaired driving. A key component states can employ is utilizing compliance-based removal of ignition interlock devices and other key best practices to reduce recidivism and to save lives.
Along with Responsibility.org and the National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving (NASID), examine the recently released study, Impact of Compliance-Based Removal Laws on Alcohol-Impaired Driving Recidivism, conducted by Tara Casanova Powell and Dr. Ryan C. Smith for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), and the 2023 updated Ignition Interlock Program Best Practices Guide created by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Ignition Interlock Program Best Practices Working Group.
Panelists will explore lessons learned from state ignition interlock data and how to maximize this resource.
Tara Casanova Powell is the Principal of Casanova Powell Consulting, an independent traffic safety research consulting firm and the current CEO for the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP). Tara is also the Program Coordinator for the Annual Lifesavers National Conference on Roadway Safety Priorities and a Research Consultant for several other organizations including Acusensus, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). Tara also serves as a faculty staff member for Impaired Driving Solutions, formerly the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC), under “All Rise”. With over 25 years of experience in the field of road safety, Tara’s career has spanned several niches within this community. Tara has been engaged with the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies for several years where she currently serves as the Chair for the Impairment in Transportation Committee and was the Chair of the 2021 TRB Drug-Impaired Driving Conference Planning Committee. Tara also founded and Chairs the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Impaired Driving Behavioral Intervention Working Group (IDBIIIG). Tara can be contacted at: [email protected].
Brian Ursino is Director of Law Enforcement for American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). Brian retired from the Washington State Patrol after 30-years of service, the last five years as Assistant Chief. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Managerial Leadership from City University in Seattle, Washington. Brian has also attended the FBI National Academy and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. In 2004 Brian received the Washington State Governor’s Distinguished Management Leadership Award; and in October 2016 received the IACP’s J. Stannard Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety. Brian can be contacted at: [email protected].
Tara Casanova Powell
Dr. Tara Kelley-Baker is Chief, Impaired Driving Division, Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As a scientist in the field of public health and transportation, Dr. Kelley-Baker has developed, evaluated, and directed a multitude of research projects in the field of traffic safety. She has significant expertise in the area of impaired driving and served two terms as Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Impairment in Transportation Committee. She also formerly served as Secretary for the International Council on Alcohol and Drugs and Traffic Safety and as Research Advisor on the National Board of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She currently works at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Research and Program Department as the Impaired Driving Division Chief in the Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant protection where she directs national program efforts.
Dr. Kelley-Baker attended Boston University where she received her Master of Social Work in Community Organization, Management, and Planning, and the University of Maryland at College Park where she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development. As a subject matter expert in the area of impaired driving, she is well published and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Tara can be contacted at: [email protected].
Moderator: Chris Konschak
Copy of presentation below:
NASID Stop Repeat Drunk Drivers Webinar