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July 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Hearing: Examining Drug-Impaired Driving

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, will hold a hearing titled "Examining Drug-Impaired Driving." The following issues may be examined at the hearing:

  • The current trends of drug-impaired driving, including the size and scope of the problem.
  • What states are currently doing to address drug-impaired driving, including law enforcement action and training, roadside detection capabilities, and public education.
  • Whether there is enough accurate available data on drug-impaired driving and what can be done to improve data collection.
  • Ways in which the federal government can help address the growing problem, including NHTSA’s Drug-Impaired Driving Initiative.
  • How to respond to the public safety risks posed by drug-impaired driving and any policy recommendations for both state and federal action moving forward.

Witnesses include: 

  • Dr. Robert L. DuPont: President, Institute for Behavior and Health
  • Ms. Jennifer Harmon: Assistant Director, Forensic Chemistry, Orange County Crime Lab
  • Ms. Erin Holmes: Director, Traffic Safety Programs and Technical Writer,
  • Ms. Colleen Sheehy-Church: National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Members of the public may attend in person or via webcast. More information is available at the Committee's website.