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Sample Intervention Maps

Sample Impaired Driving Intervention Map #1

Problem: Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among Young Adults

Root Cause: Availability of Alcohol

Local Condition: Licensed alcohol establishments (restaurants and bars/taverns) are serving alcohol to intoxicated patrons

Strategy

Intervention

Provide Information
  • Create issue briefs that link research about over-service of alcohol to community problems such as violence, property crime, and impaired driving injuries and fatalities
  • Provide information to licensed establishments about the results of surveys of drivers cited for impaired driving who indicate bars/restaurants as their “place of last drink”
  • Create a campaign of visible enforcement against sales to intoxicated patrons: use multiple media outlets to gain the attention of establishment owners, managers, servers and bartenders about fines and other consequences associated with violations
Build Skills
  • Provide training for servers and bartenders about:
    • Recognizing signs of intoxication
    • Methods for “cutting off” service to intoxicated patrons
    • Serving practices that prevent intoxication
Provide Support
  • Pay overtime for local law enforcement to conduct undercover operations to enforce laws against sales to intoxicated patrons
  • Pay for law enforcement training about protocols for conducting undercover operations on sales to intoxicated patrons and citing violators
Access / Barriers
  • Offer regular training for licensed establishments in convenient locations and times, and in languages appropriate to the population of servers and bartenders (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin)
  • Provide training/technical assistance for owners/ managers of licensed establishments to help develop business policies that discourage over-service and provide protocols for employees to follow to handle difficult situations
Incentives / Disincentives
  • Cite and fine servers/bartenders who serve alcohol to intoxicated patrons, as identified through quarterly enforcement operations
Physical Design
  • Provide signage (placards, coasters, etc.) reminding servers and patrons about laws and house policies prohibiting sales to intoxicated patrons
Policies or Regulations
  • Local law enforcement and/or state alcohol licensing board policy, identifying sales to intoxicated persons as a priority target and establishing an annual schedule of enforcement operations to deter the illegal behavior

Sample Impaired Driving Intervention Map #2

Problem: Underage/Youth Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Root Cause: Low perception of harm/consequences

Local Condition: Youth ride home from community events with intoxicated adult drivers who do not get cited.

Category

Strategy

Provide Information
  • Provide information to law enforcement about conducting low staffing sobriety checkpoints, coordinating with times and locations of community events that sell alcohol
  • Create a campaign of visible enforcement of impaired driving: use multiple media formats and outlets to gain the attention of event organizers and attendees, both youth and adult about fines and other consequences associated with violations
Build Skill
  • Provide training for event alcohol servers about:
    • Recognizing signs of intoxication
    • Methods for “cutting off” service to intoxicated patrons
    • Serving practices that prevent intoxication
Provide Support
  • Pay overtime for local law enforcement to conduct surveillance to enforce laws against sales to intoxicated patrons at large community events
  • Provide volunteer assistance to law enforcement at roadside sobriety checkpoints
Access / Barriers
  • Offer multiple training opportunities for community event servers at convenient locations and times
  • Work with local chambers of commerce, volunteer centers or other local organizations who provide volunteer alcohol servers for the event to establish protocols for refusing service and seeking help when a customer becomes difficult
Incentives / Disincentives
  • Cite and fine event volunteers/staff who serve alcohol to intoxicated patrons, as identified through quarterly enforcement operations
  • Local law enforcement agency(ies) conduct saturation patrols coinciding with large community events and cite impaired drivers
Physical Design
  • Establish sobriety checkpoints in visible locations near community events before, during and after the event to deter and enforce impaired driving violations
Policies or Regulations
  • Community event policies that establish protocols for alcohol servers in refusing service to intoxicated customers and outlines consequences for individuals and groups who fail to comply.