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.
- 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, Responsibility.org
- 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.