TRB Webinar: Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 on Impaired Driving
This webinar examines the reported increase in risky driving behaviors which occurred during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a national decrease in the number of vehicle miles traveled. The topics include pandemic-related drinking and driving behavior, serious and fatal crashes due to these behaviors, and the research needs in this area.
Webinar agenda and presenters:
- Convicted DWI offenders’ drinking and driving during COVID-19: Eduardo Romano, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
- Evaluation of impaired driving behaviors during the pandemic: Ward Vanlaar, Traffic Injury Research Foundation
- High-priority research needs on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on impairment in transportation: Justin Chee, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
- Question and answer session: Tara Kelley-Baker, NHTSA