Key Findings and Observations MADD Connecticut’s court monitoring program recruits and trains volunteers and staff to observe and collect data on misdemeanor impaired driving offenses. Court monitoring is intended to increase transparency and accountability within the Court system. Monitors collect data while observing impaired driving cases. MADD Connecticut plans to continue to grow the sampling size and report on additional trends in years to come. Through the examination of data from the 2020 year, the following general observations were made:
Upon review, 29% of impaired driving arrests in CT represented the ages of 30-39. While the percentage of cases for ages 21-29 is quite high at approximately 22%, this is still below the national average of 32% (based on cases monitored by the MADD court monitoring program nationwide). In Connecticut, we educate our teens and parents through Power of You(th), Power of Parents, and SMART programs. While each program is different, they all educate on the dangers of underage drinking and marijuana use while also providing real and impactful stories from those affected by it. Our Power of You(th) and Power of Parents are open to the public and serve more than 4,600 individuals each year. MADD’s SMART program is a court recommended diversionary program for those under the age of 21 who have received their first offense related to possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana, or certain non-DUI traffic offenses. This 2-hour class teaches safe driving habits as well as exposes the dangers of underage drinking, marijuana use, and impaired driving. MADD believes it is paramount that we continue to educate youth on the dangers of underage drinking, marijuana use, and impaired driving to prevent future offenses. To learn more about teen drinking prevention. Please visit https://www.madd.org/the-solution/teen-drinking-prevention .
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY DRUNK OR DRUG- IMPAIRED DRIVING, MADD IS HERE TO HELP. CALL OUR VICTIM/ SURVIVOR 24-HOUR HELPLINE AT 877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435).
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