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Safety Recommendation H-89-002
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Synopsis: ABOUT 10:55 P.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 14, 1988, A PICKUP TRUCK TRAVELING NORTHBOUND IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 71 STRUCK HEAD-ON A CHURCH ACTIVITY BUS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE LEFT LANE OF THE HIGHWAY NEAR CARROLLTON, KENTUCKY. AS THE PICKUP TRUCK ROTATED DURING IMPACT, IT STRUCK A PASSENGER CAR TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE RIGHT LANE NEAR THE CHURCH BUS. THE CHURCH BUS FUEL TANK WAS PUNCTURED DURING THE COLLISION SEQUENCE, AND A FIRE ENSUED, ENGULFING THE ENTIRE BUS. THE BUSDRIVER AND 26 BUS PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. THIRTY-FOUR BUS PASSENGERS SUSTAINED MINOR TO CRITICAL INJURIES, AND SIX BUS PASSENGERS WERE NOT INJURED. THE PICKUP TRUCK DRIVER SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, BUT NEITHER OCCUPANT OF THE PASSENGER CAR WAS INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT ALL THE STATES EXCEPT KENTUCKY AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: CONVENE OR RECONVENE A COMMITTEE OR TASK FORCE TO REVIEW YOUR STATE'S DRIVING-UNDER-THE INFLUENCE (DUI) LEGISLATION AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION, IN LIGHT OF THE PROBLEMS DISCUSSED IN THE ACCIDENT REPORT ON THE PICKUP TRUCK/CHURCH ACTIVITY BUS HEAD-ON COLLISION AND FIRE NEAR CARROLLTON, KENTUCKY, ON MAY 14, 1988. PARTICULAR ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO IMPLEMENTATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION PROGRAMS, IMPROVED EVALUATIONS OF CONVICTED DUI OFFENDERS, AND ENHANCED PUBLIC AWARENESS AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS. BASED ON THIS REVIEW, TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO IMPROVE YOUR STATE'S DUI PREVENTION PROGRAM.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Highway
Location: Carrollton, KY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MH004
Accident Reports: Pickup Truck/Church Activity Bus Head-on Collision and Fire
Report #: HAR-89-01
Accident Date: 5/14/1988
Issue Date: 5/25/1989
Date Closed: 3/18/2004
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Commonwealth of Virginia (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Alabama (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Alaska (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Arizona (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Arkansas (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of California (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Colorado (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Connecticut (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Delaware (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Florida (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Georgia (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Hawaii (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Idaho (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Illinois (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Indiana (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Iowa (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Kansas (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Louisiana (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Maine (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Maryland (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Michigan (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Minnesota (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Mississippi (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Missouri (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Montana (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Nebraska (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Nevada (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of New Hampshire (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of New Jersey (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of New Mexico (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of New York (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of North Carolina (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of North Dakota (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Ohio (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Oklahoma (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of Oregon (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Rhode Island (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of South Carolina (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
State of South Dakota (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Tennessee (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
State of Texas (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Utah (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Vermont (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Washington (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of West Virginia (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Wisconsin (Closed - Acceptable Action)
State of Wyoming (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of Hawaii
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Hawaii
Date: 10/10/1989
Response:

From: State of Hawaii
To: NTSB
Date: 8/16/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of Hawaii
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Illinois
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Illinois
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maryland
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maryland
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada
Date: 10/4/1995
Response: THIS ACTION WOULD IMPLEMENT THE BOARDS'S 1989 RECOMMENDATION THAT NEVADA CONVENE SUCH A TASK FORCE. OTHER STATES HAVE APPOINTED SUCH TASK FORCES & HAVE HAD POSITIVE RESULTS. THE NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY GENERAL'S TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED OVERHAUL OF STATE DWI LAWS. MAJOR LEGISLATION WAS ENACTED & IS HAVING THE DESIRED EFFECT. RECENTLY, THE NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED MADE A SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THAT STATE'S LAWS, SEVERAL OF WHICH WERE ENACTED IN THE 1995 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. A SIMILAR TASK FORCE IN NEVADA MAY BE ESPECIALLY PRODUCTIVE. PENDING SUCH ACTION, H-89-2 IS CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: State of Nevada
To: NTSB
Date: 9/13/1995
Response: THIS LETTER WITH THE ENCLOSED NEWS ARTICLES IS SENT AS AN UPDATE TO YOUR INTEREST IN REDUCING YOUTH HIGHWAY CRASHES & OTHER LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS TO REDUCE DRUNK DRIVING. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO RETURN CERTAIN AUTHORITY TO THE STATES HAS RESULTED IN AMENDMENTS THAT HAVE WEAKENED DUI PROVISIONS IN NEVADA. THE LEGISLATURE HAD NO APPETITE OR PASSAGE OF A "USE-LOSE" LAW, A ZERO TOLERANCE LAW, RETENTION OF JUVENILE TRAFFIC RECORDS FOR SEVEN YEARS, VEHICLE FOREFEITURE FOR MULTIPLE DUI OFFENSES, A TRUE DRAM SHOP LIABILITY LAW, & 0.08 BAC FOR ALL DRIVERS. THE LEGISLATURE DID ENACT A LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR YOUNG DRIVERS WHO PLACE GRAFFITI ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE STRUCTURES. THEY ALSO ENACTED A "DRAM SHOP" LIABILITY LAW THAT RELIEVES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LIBILITY & PLACES IT ON THE DRINKER. ONE HIGHLIGHT IS THAT MANDATORY BAC TESTING FOR DRIVERS WAS INCLUDED IN A BILL TO RAISE THE POLICE OFFICER'S REASON TO STOP A DRIVER FROM "ARTICULABLE SUSPICION" TO "REASONABLE GROUNDS" TO BE BELIEVE THAT A DUI OFFENSE HAS BEEN COMMITTED. I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE THE FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE MANDATORY BAC TESTING. WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT STRONG COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING. EXAMPLES OF INITIATIVES PROPOSED FOR FY 96 INCLUDE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS, SAFE & SOBER STEP ACTIVITIES, COPS IN SHOPS & YOUTH PEER TO PEER TRAFFIC SAFETY PROJECTS. WE HOPE THIS UPDATE WILL HELP THE BOARD GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO STATE EFFORTS TO CURTAIL THE IMPAIRED DRIVER.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nevada
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
To: NTSB
Date: 4/27/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 5/21/2004 12:42:05 PM MC# 2040229

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: 10/18/1989
Response:

From: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
To: NTSB
Date: 9/9/1989
Response: ALL BUT ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN H-89-2 ARE EMPLOYED IN PENNSYLVANIA, EITHER THROUGH LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OR PROGRAMMATIC ACTIVITY COORDINATED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. DURING THIS CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION AN ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION BILL WAS INTRODUCED. THE DEPARTMENT IS REVIEWING THIS PROPOSED BILL TO INSURE ITS ADEQUACY.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Date: 7/13/1990
Response:

From: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
To: NTSB
Date: 8/16/1989
Response: I INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT A USER FUNDED, MANDATORY DUI FIRST OFFENDER STATEWIDE ALCOHOL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM DURING THE 1989 SESSION OF THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ACTION ON THIS BILL IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE 1990 SESSION. IN ADDITION, LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) LAW, INCLUDING .04 BAC LEVELS, WILL BE PROPOSED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION FOR ALL DRIVERS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OUR DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING THE CDL.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi
Date: 4/15/1998
Response: THE BOARD BELIEVES THIS IS A CRITICAL NEED IN ALL STATES. WE BELIEVE THAT MISSISSIPPI HAS A VARIETY OF LEGISLATIVE & PROGRAM NEEDS THAT SUCH A TASK FORCE COULD IDENTIFY & PROMOTE. THE BOARD WOULD APPRECIATE RECEIVING INFO ON THE CHARTER, MISSION, & MEMBERSHIP OF THE MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF HIGHWAY SAFETY LEADERS. PENDING ACTION BY THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, H-89-2 IS CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: State of Mississippi
To: NTSB
Date: 11/15/1995
Response: THE MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF HIGHWAY SAFETY LEADERS IS AN ONGOING TASK FORCE WITH MONTHLY MEETINGS WHICH ADDRESSES LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES, DUI ENFORCEMENT, & PUBLIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ON A STATEWIDE BASIS. (FOR A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS IN MAHSL).

From: NTSB
To: State of Mississippi
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wyoming
Date: 5/25/2005
Response: As noted in Notation 7718, the Board reclassified this recommendation based on the following information: According to MC 2040433, Wyoming has ALR. Last year, Wyoming convened a task force to conduct a comprehensive review of its impaired driving program. Wyoming has developed 4 white papers: Dram Shop, Drinking Drivers and Child Endangerment, Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment for DUI Offenders, and Ignition Interlock Devices. The task force held an Impaired Driving Conference to educate State and local partners in the prevention and response to DUI drivers.

From: State of Wyoming
To: NTSB
Date: 7/21/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/22/2004 11:18:20 AM MC# 2040433: Wyoming has adininistrative liceiisc revocation. Last year, Wyoming convened a task forcc to engage i n a comprehensive rcview of its impaired driving program. With guidance fi.0111 the Governor, the task force. Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving has created four white papers with the topics of: Dram Shop, Drinking drivers and child endangerment, Substance abuse evaluation and treatment for DUI oflendcrs. and Ignition Interlock devises. The task force lield a Impaired Driving Confcrence to educate state and local partners in the prevention and response to DUI drivers.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wyoming
Date: 5/26/2004
Response: (nmc 102485) Enclosed is a table that lists the State safety recommendations still open, including a summary of the progress made on each recommendation, if any. Because we intend to highlight the States' progress on these safety recommendations at our September Board meeting, I ask that you respond to this letter as quickly as possible-but not later than June 30, 2004. Please make sure your response includes any additional relevant information and/or corrects the information we have provided.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wyoming
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively addressed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wyoming
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Connecticut
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Connecticut
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa
Date: 9/15/1998
Response: MIKE O'NEILL MET WITH IOWA GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE & REQUESTED UPDATED RESPONSE.

From: NTSB
To: State of Iowa
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arkansas
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arkansas
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island
Date: 11/3/1989
Response:

From: State of Rhode Island
To: NTSB
Date: 8/24/1989
Response: WITH RESPECT TO YOUR RECOMMENDATION REGARDING A DWI STATE TASK FORCE, SINCE OUR PRESENT LAWS HAVE BEEN EFFECT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW RHODE ISLAND'S DUI LAWS WOULD PROBABLY BE A TIMELY AND USEFUL ACTION. A GROUP SUCH AS THIS COULD REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO APPROPRIATE STATE OFFICIALS AND BODIES ON MANY PERTINENT TOPICS SUCH AS THOSE DISCUSSED DURING THE SURGEON GENERAL'S WORKSHOP ON DRUNK DRIVING HELD IN DEC. 1988.

From: NTSB
To: State of Rhode Island
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Mexico
Date: 1/9/1990
Response:

From: State of New Mexico
To: NTSB
Date: 9/18/1989
Response: GOVERNOR CARRUTHERS MADE DWI LEGISLATION ONE OF HIS TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE 1988 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. HE PROPOSED, AND THE LEGISLATURE PASSED, A COMPREHENSIVE DWI ENHANCEMENT BILL. DURING THE 1989 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, THE NEW MEXICO DRUG CONTROL PROGRAM WAS CREATED IN THE DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY. THE DEPARTMENT SERVES AS THE LEAD AGENCY IN ALL STATE AND LOCAL EFFORTS CONCERNING DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND CONTROL. STAFF HAS RECOMMENDED, AND THE GOVERNOR'S DRUG POLICY ADVISORY BOARD HAS AGREED, THAT PROGRAMS DIRECTED AT REDUCING THE AVAILABILITY OF ALCOHOL ARE CRITICALLY NEEDED.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Mexico
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio
Date: 5/25/2005
Response: As noted in Notation 7718, the Board reclassified this recommendation based on the following information: Ohio has ALR, and Ohio convened a Governor's Task Force in November 2002. The final report was submitted in January 2004 and provided to the Board in June 2004 (MC 2040320). Ohio now has a working group, which will meet quarterly to promote the implementation of these recommendations.

From: State of Ohio
To: NTSB
Date: 6/14/2004
Response: [MC 2040320] In recent years, Ohio legislators have passed several laws regarding DUI prevention and evaluations of convicted offenders. Senate Bill 166, effective October 17, 1996, specifies that drunk drivers who are indicted on their fourth or subsequent offense within a six-year period will be charged as felons. Another provision of the law requires the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to establish "Intensive Program Prisons," which will provide treatment for alcoholism to certain offenders while serving their prison terms. Senate Bill 22, effective May 17, 2000, doubled the minimum jail time for drivers with a BAC of 0.17% or higher. SB 22 also increases to a felony of the third degree the penalty for a second or subsequent felony conviction of state OMVl and permits a court to impose upon an offender sentenced for a fourth degree felony state OMVl either a mandatory term of local incarceration or a mandatory prison term. House Bill 80, effective June 8, 2000, requires criminal forfeiture to the state, rather than immobilization and license plate impoundment for 180 days, of the motor vehicle operated by a person who is convicted of a state or municipal OMVl offense and who, within a six-year period, has two prior convictions of state, municipal, or federal OMVl or of any of a list of specified alcohol-related and vehicle-related offenses. House Bill 163, which was passed by the Senate May 26, 2004, provides that state OMVl is a felony of the fourth degree if the offender previously has been convicted of five or more offense of state OMCl or related offenses. It also extends the look-back period from 6 to 20 years. Another provision of the bill provides an additional mandatory term of imprisonment of up to six months for offenders with five or more previous convictions. Most recently, House Bill 52, effective June 1, 2004, requires a court to impose a prison term of three years on an offender who is convicted of or pleads guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and a specification that the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to three violations of state OVI, state OVUAC, or an equivalent offense. Enclosed is "Ohio's OVI Laws Technical Handbook" which has been provided to our safety partners to better their understanding of the various aspects of the State's OVI laws.In addition to legislation, Governor Taft signed an executive order in November 2002 to create the Governor's Task Force on Impaired Driving. The task force conducted its first meeting on February 6, 2003 and submitted a final report with recommendations to Governor Taft in January 2004; a copy of the report is enclosed. The task force recommendations addressed 1) developing a cohesive and comprehensive data collection and analysis system, 2) finding or creating dedicated funding sources to support programs, 3) systems and/or initiatives that will affect change in impaired driving, simplifying OVI laws and associated paperwork, and 4) the necessity of a sustained professional public education component to effectively change driver behavior in relation to impaired driving. The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) is in the process of developing an implementation plan in response to these recommendations. Also, a working group comprised of the law enforcement and judicial committee members and other key stakeholders will begin meeting quarterly to begin work on: Simplification of OVI arrest paperwork Law enforcement, prosecutorial and judicial training needs Improving accuracy of impaired driving data Coordination of resources to combat impaired driving OVI tracking system structure, process and implementation DUI courts - awareness, education and expansion Use of technology to combat impaired driving Drugged driving issues and concerns Ideas for impaired driving pilot projects

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio
Date: 5/26/2004
Response: (nmc 102485) Enclosed is a table that lists the State safety recommendations still open, including a summary of the progress made on each recommendation, if any. Because we intend to highlight the States' progress on these safety recommendations at our September Board meeting, I ask that you respond to this letter as quickly as possible-but not later than June 30, 2004. Please make sure your response includes any additional relevant information and/or corrects the information we have provided.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively addressed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio
Date: 2/21/1991
Response:

From: State of Ohio
To: NTSB
Date: 8/17/1989
Response: IN RESPONSE TO YOUR LETTER OF JULY 20, 1989, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IN 1988 WE FORMED A DUI TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS CURRENT FUTURE LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES WITHIN OHIO'S SYSTEM. THE TASK FORCE HAS RECOMMENDED KEY REFORMS WHICH WILL BE ACTED UPON IN SEPTEMBER WHEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECONVENES. THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION ADDRESSES THE SPECIFIC PROPOSED COUNTERMEASURES THAT YOU REFERENCED IN YOUR LETTER, SUCH AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION LAW.

From: NTSB
To: State of Ohio
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Washington
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Delaware
Date: 1/8/1990
Response:

From: State of Delaware
To: NTSB
Date: 8/14/1989
Response: I HAVE CLOSELY REVIEWED THE NTSB RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DELAWARE AND FIND THAT THESE INITIATIVES ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE IN DELAWARE AND HAVE BEEN FOR SOME TIME.

From: NTSB
To: State of Delaware
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Jersey
Date: 6/24/1991
Response:

From: State of New Jersey
To: NTSB
Date: 4/8/1991
Response: RESPONDENT IS AN ASSISTANT COUNSEL TO GOVERNOR FLORIO MR. MCBRIDE STATES THAT ALL PERSONS CONVICTED OF DWI (66.5 PERCENT OF ARRESTS) AND THOSE WHO FAIL TO APPEAR (13.7 PERCENT OF ARRESTS) OR A TOTAL OF 80.2 PERCENT OF DRIVERS ARRESTED FOR DWI LOSE THEIR DRIVING PRIVILEGES. MANDATORY MINIMUM LICENSE SUSPENSION PERIODS ARE ENFORCED FOR ALL BUT FIRST OFFENDERS WHOSE SUSPENSION PERIOD MAY VARY FROM SIX MONTHS TO ONE YEAR. CONVICTION AND DISMISSAL RATES ARE LOWER THAN THE BOARD REPORTED IN ITS LETTER TO NEW JERSEY. LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR PERSONS FOUND NOT GUILTY OR WHOSE CASE IS DISMISSED IS UNREASONABLE. HOWEVER, NEW JERSEY IS SEEKING WAYS TO IMPROVE THE CONVICTION AND DISMISSAL RATES. NEW JERSEY HAS THE LOWEST DRUNK DRIVING FATALITY RATE IN THE NATION. NEW JERSEY BELIEVES ITS PROCEDURES ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN THOSE OF OTHER STATES AND THAT ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR NEW JERSEY BECAUSE THE DWI OFFENSE IS NOT PART OF THE CRIMINAL CODE AS IT IS IN OTHER STATES.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Jersey
Date: 2/1/1991
Response:

From: State of New Jersey
To: NTSB
Date: 12/19/1990
Response: RESPONDENT IS A COURT TECHNICIAN IN MUNICIPAL COURT PROGRAMS WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS. NEW JERSEY PROVIDED INFORMATION ON CASES DISPOSED BY THE MUNICIPAL COURTS FROM JULY 1, 1989 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1990. OF THESE CASES, 52.9 PERCENT PLED GUILTY, 13.6 PERCENT WERE FOUND GUILTY AT TRAIL, 5 PERCENT WERE DISMISSED, AND 21.5 PERCENT PERCENT RECEIVED OTHER ACTIONS. RESPONDENT ASSERTS THAT 100 PERCENT OF CONVICTED DWI OFFENDERS LOSE THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE. THE ARREST TO LICENSE CONFISCATION TIME AVERAGE 54 DAYS BASED ON AN AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 1990 SURVEY. NO INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED ON THE NUMBER OF DWI ARRESTS FOR THE JULY 1989-JUNE 1990 PERIOD AND THE AVERAGE PERIOD OF REVOCATION.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Jersey
Date: 9/14/1990
Response:

From: State of New Jersey
To: NTSB
Date: 8/14/1989
Response: NEW JERSEY HAS ALREADY IMPLEMENTED ALL THE OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Jersey
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Indiana
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Indiana
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Maine
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of California
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of California
Date: 10/29/1990
Response:

From: State of California
To: NTSB
Date: 8/25/1989
Response: CALIFORNIA HAS A STANDING DUI ADVISORY COMMITTEE OPERATING UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE DEPT. OF MOTOR VEHICLES. THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERING A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL--SENATE BILL 1623 BY SENATOR BILL LOCKYER- TO REQUIRE PROMPT ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF THE DRIVING PRIVILEGE FOR ALCOHOL-RELATED OFFENSES INDEPENDENT OF COURT ACTION.

From: NTSB
To: State of California
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wisconsin
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Wisconsin
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia
Date: 12/21/1990
Response:

From: Commonwealth of Virginia
To: NTSB
Date: 10/29/1990
Response: RESPONDENT IS THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, GOVERNOR WILDER INCLUDES SENATE DOCUMENT NO. 8 REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE REVOCATION OF DRIVER'S LICENSES. HE ALSO NOTES CHAIRMAN KOLSTAD'S MEETING WITH VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, JOHN MILLIKEN. HE STATES THAT SEVERAL OF NTSB'S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE UNDER WILDER ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERATION FOR THE 1991 LEGISLATIVE YEAR.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia
Date: 10/5/1990
Response:

From: Commonwealth of Virginia
To: NTSB
Date: 11/13/1989
Response: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DIRECTED THE COMMISSION ON VASAP, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVALUATING THE DRUNK DRIVING PROBLEM AND PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS, TO STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION AND REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE COMMISSION ON VASAP PURPOSE AND FUNCTION IS SIMILAR TO THE STATEWIDE TASK FORCE OF THE SAFETY BOARD RECOMMENDATION.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia
Date: 10/18/1989
Response:

From: Commonwealth of Virginia
To: NTSB
Date: 8/10/1989
Response: YOU MAY BE AWARE THAT THE 1989 VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED SJR 172 IN WHICH PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE. I HAVE ENCLOSED A COPY OF THE PUBLIC HEARING DATES AND LOCATIONS.

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Virginia
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Colorado
Date: 1/8/1990
Response:

From: State of Colorado
To: NTSB
Date: 8/18/1989
Response: COLORADO COMPLIES WITH ALL OF THE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME FROM YOUR WORKSHOP ON THE ISSUES RAISED BECAUSE OF THE CARROLTON, KENTUCKY, CRASH. COLORADO HAS AN ONGOING DUI REVIEWING COMMITTEE, THE GOVERNOR'S TRAFFIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

From: NTSB
To: State of Colorado
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Dakota
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Dakota
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah
Date: 12/21/1989
Response:

From: State of Utah
To: NTSB
Date: 8/10/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of Utah
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nebraska
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nebraska
Date: 10/5/1989
Response:

From: State of Nebraska
To: NTSB
Date: 8/4/1989
Response: LAST YEAR LB 799 WAS INTRODUCED IN THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE. THIS BILL PROPOSES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION PROCEDURE FOR THOSE DRIVERS FOUND TO BE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. IT IS PRESENTLY ON GENERAL FILE AND WILL BE CONSIDERED DURING THE SECOND SESSION BEGINNING IN JANUARY OF 1990.

From: NTSB
To: State of Nebraska
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Kansas
Date: 1/9/1990
Response:

From: State of Kansas
To: NTSB
Date: 8/10/1989
Response: IN ADDITION TO THE TOUGHER DUI STATUTES, ADDITIONAL STAFF, FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE FROM THE ALCOHOL, INCENTIVE FUNDS TO INCREASE DUI PUBLIC AWARENESS, TRAINING, AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS. I HAVE ALSO ESTABLISHED THE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COMMITTEE, A TASK FORCE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE WHICH INCLUDES MEMBERS FROM ALL AREAS OF STATE GOVERNMENT THAT DEAL WITH LOCAL AGENCIES ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS INCLUDING DUI. THIS TASK FORCE CONSTANTLY REVIEWS NOT ONLY THE DUI LEGISLATION, BUT THE OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS AND EFFORTS OF THE ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AS WELL. I BELIEVE KANSAS HAS ADOPTED ALL THE RECOMMENDED COUNTER MEASURES WHICH YOU SUGGEST AND IN NUMEROUS CASES MAY LEAD THE NATION IN EFFORTS TO MAKE THESE COUNTERMEASURES PRODUCTIVE. UPON BECOMING GOVERNOR, ONE OF MY FIRST APPOINTMENTS WAS A FULL-TIME SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

From: NTSB
To: State of Kansas
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Florida
Date: 5/5/1998
Response: (BOTH LETTERS DATED 12/8/95 & 8/1/97) THE BOARD IS PLEASED THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS BOTH A TECHNICAL COMMITTEE & MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE SUBCOMMITTEE OF FLORIDA SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS STEERING COMMITTEE. THIS EVIDENCES AN ON-GOING COMMITMENT TO REVIEWING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR IMPAIRED DRIVING CONTROL SYSTEM. WHILE THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN EXECUTIVE OR OTHER HIGH LEVEL TASK FORCE, THE FLORIDA ALTERNATIVE IS ACCEPTABLE. AS A RESULT, H-89-2 IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE ACTION."

From: State of Florida
To: NTSB
Date: 12/8/1995
Response: A TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DUI ENFORCEMENT & PROSECUTION HAS BEEN FORMED IN FLORIDA, FUNDED BY GRANT FROM FDOT TO THE INSTITUTE OF POLICE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT (IPTM). THIS GROUP CONSISTS OF REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DUI ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, RELEVANT STATE AGENCIES, & MADD. PART OF THEIR MISSION IS TO REVIEW PROPOSED LEGISLATION & TO ENDORSE LEGISLATION FOR WHICH IT REACHES A CONSENSUS. A PRIORITY FOR NEXT YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS THE PASSAGE OF A .02 BAC BILL FOR UNDERAGE DRIVERS. THE PROPOSED PENALTY FOR THIS VIOLATION IS LICENSE SUSPENSION. SECTION 402 & SECTION 410 FEDERAL FUNDS ARE PROGRAMMED IN FLORIDA'S FY 1996 HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN (HSP) FOR INCREASED ENFORCEMENT OF DUI LAWS STATEWIDE. ALSO, THESE FUNDS ARE PROGRAMMED FOR INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS ACTIVITITES. IN ADDITION, A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DUI SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE FLORIDA SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STEERING COMMITTEE HAS RECENTLY BEEN FORMED TO REVIEW THE IMPAIRED DRIVING PROBLEM IN THE STATE & DEVELOP STATEWIDE DUI GOALS, STRATEGIES & PROGRAMS TO COMBAT THE PROBLEM.

From: NTSB
To: State of Florida
Date: 4/27/1990
Response:

From: State of Florida
To: NTSB
Date: 1/11/1990
Response: PRESENTLY, THERE IS NO TASK FORCE OF THIS NATURE OPERATING IN FLORIDA. HOWEVER, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, MONITORS THE EXISTING LAWS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO REVIEW AND PROPOSE NEW LEGISLATION. IN ADDITION, THE DEPARTMENT'S GENERAL COUNSEL AND THE DIVISION OF FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL REVIEW ALL PROPOSED LEGISLATION WHEN IT RELATES TO DUI TO SUPPORT NEEDED ADDITIONS OR TO AMEND PROPOSALS WHICH WOULD ADVERSELY IMPACT EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS AREA.

From: NTSB
To: State of Florida
Date: 12/21/1989
Response:

From: State of Florida
To: NTSB
Date: 8/14/1989
Response: DURING THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION THE ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE DRIVER'S LICENSE LAW WAS ENACTED. ALSO ENACTED DURING THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR FIRST TIME LICENSEES TO ATTEND A SUBSTANCE TRAINING COURSE BEFORE BECOMING LICENSED. THE FLORIDA HWY. PATROL WILL BE INITIATING A STATEWIDE PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IN EARLY 1990 ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS OF DUI.

From: NTSB
To: State of Florida
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Dakota
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Dakota
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska
Date: 10/11/1990
Response:

From: State of Alaska
To: NTSB
Date: 12/8/1989
Response: STATE LAW DOES NOT PROHIBIT PLEA BARGAINING AT THIS TIME, BUT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE HAS A POLICY FORBIDDING PLEA BARGAINING IN VIRTUALLY ALL STATE CRIMINAL CASES, INCLUDING DWI CASES. A COMBINATION OF PUBLIC SCRUTINY, STRONG DWI LAWS, AND DEDICATED DWI ENFORCEMENT HAS DONE MUCH TO ELIMINATE PLEA BARGAINING IN DWI CASES ON THE LOCAL LEVEL AS WELL.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alaska
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina
Date: 11/8/1995
Response: RECENT HIGHWAY ACCIDENT TRENDS INIDCATE THE NEED FOR EACH STATE TO CAREFULLY CONSIDER ITS HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM. YOUR LEADERSHIP IN SPONSORING A TASK FORCE ON IMPAIRED DRIVING IS CONSISTENT WITH H-89-2, ISSUED BY THE BOARD IN ITS REPORT ON THE WORST IMPAIRED DRIVING CRASH IN AMERICAN HISTORY, IN CARROLLTON, KENTUCKY, AS IS FOLLOW THROUGH BY THE LEGISLATURE IN ENACTING LEGISLATION BASED ON THE TASK FORCE REPORT. BASED ON ACTION BY THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, H-89-2 IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina
Date: 1/9/1990
Response:

From: State of North Carolina
To: NTSB
Date: 8/1/1989
Response: THE DRIVING-WHILE-IMPAIRED PROBLEM HAS BEEN ONE OF MY ADMINISTRATION'S TOP PRIORITIES OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS. IT WILL REMAIN A TOP PRIORITY IN THE FUTURE. I HAVE ENDORSED AND SUPPORTED A STRONG PACKAGE OF ANTI-DWI LEGISLATION CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WHILE OUR STATE HAS ONE OF THE NATION'S TOUGHEST STATUTES AGAINST DRIVING-WHILE-IMPAIRED ENTITLED "THE SAFE ROADS ACT OF 1983," I BELIEVE THERE IS A NEED FOR STENGTHENING AND REFINING OUR EXISTING LAWS.

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oklahoma
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oklahoma
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana
Date: 5/25/2005
Response: As noted in Notation 7718, the Board reclassified this recommendation based on the following information: Montana authorizes administrative license revocation (ALR) only for circumstances of test refusal, not test failure. Staff concludes that further strengthening of ALR can be achieved through the hard core drinking driver model program. With MC 2040394, Montana has provided a final copy of the report from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Control Policy Task Force.

From: State of Montana
To: NTSB
Date: 7/9/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/12/2004 11:12:02 AM MC# 2040394: The state is committed to reducing alcohol-related crashes on Montana’s roadways and has recognized the Drug Control Policy Task Forces efforts in addressing impaired driving within Montana. As requested, attached is the task force’s 2003 final report, also available on the website listed below. The task force’s recommendations are attached to this letter, including a list of successful legislation for 2003 on pages 6 & 7 and outstanding issues on pages 8 & 9. htto://state.mt.us/gov2/content/drupconvol/FIN;,U ATOD Task Force Report.pdf During the 2003 legislature, the state passed the .O8 Blood Alcohol Content and repeat offender laws. The state is committed to introducing and passing open container legislation during the next legislative session. MDT, the Drug Task Force and Montana’s Attorney General are all dedicated to get this legislation to pass. Additionally, wc are amenable to the idea of a more stringent license revocation programs for those arrested for impaired dri&g. This may get a closer look at the next legislature. During 2004, several DUl Task Forces and 17 LIFE KIDS/SAFE COMMUNITIES, at the county level, developed and disseminated critical public information and educational campaigns focusing on the problems of impaired driving. The State Highway Traffic Safety office also funded judges training on appropriate DUT sentencing and developed a DUI manual for judges to reference when convicting DUI offenders. In turn, this helps ensure proper sentencing of impaired drivers in accordance with appropriate state laws. Also, those arrested and convicted for a second or subsequent DUI must be evaluated by a certified chemical dependency counselor to determine if they need in-patient or out patient treatment. We have over 19 contracts with local law enforcement agencies and the Montana Highway Patrol to conduct overtime patrols to make contact with drivers suspected of driving under the influence. The location of these agencies covers approximately 80% of the state’s population. The department, in conjunction with law enforcement, hired a contractor to produce media spots informing the public about the consequences of DUI and that law enforcement is enforcing Montana’s DUI laws. l’hese ads are done via radio, television, and billboards. In terms of hard-core offenders, Montana already has the following programs in place: - Ignition Interlock system ordered by the court for those convicted of DUI with a BXC .18 or higher. The defendant has to pay for the lease, installation and maintenance of this equipment. - Mandatory Assessment, Course, and Treatment (ACT) program for those convicted of DUI by the court and paid for by the defendant. This includes an education segment addressing the impact of DUI. It also includes treatment programs that are mandatory for second or subsequent DUI offenders. If mandated by a certified chemical dependency counselor, treatment is mandatory for first-time offenders. - Fines and jail time increase dcpcnding on the number of DUI’s a person has received within a five-year timeframe. - One year monitoring takes place the day the defendant enters a mandatory treatment program. - For a third and subsequent DUI, the courts must seize and forfeit vehicles - Drivers license is revoked for one year until defendant completes ACT. - For a fourth or subsequent offense, a person must be sentenced to a 13- month term in a residential alcohol treatment program. If the offender successfully completes the residential treatment program, the remainder of the 13 months term is served on probation. - Except for the initial 24 hours of a first offense or the initial 48 hours of a second or subsequent offense, the court may allow the offender to serve their incarceration term under home arrest or in a non-jail facility, such as a prerelease center. In some cases, persons under home arrest do have electronic monitoring devices placed on them and are tracked by a counselor working out of facilities such as a pre-release centers. - Special out-of-state training was provided to certain judges during FY 2004 to help them implement a train-the-trainer course for other judges, helping to set up DUI courts throughout the Montana. - Those caught driving with a suspended or revoked driver license will have six conviction points added to their driver’s record.

From: State of Montana
To: NTSB
Date: 7/1/2004
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 7/13/2004 10:08:51 AM MC# 2040408

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana
Date: 5/26/2004
Response: (nmc 102485) Enclosed is a table that lists the State safety recommendations still open, including a summary of the progress made on each recommendation, if any. Because we intend to highlight the States' progress on these safety recommendations at our September Board meeting, I ask that you respond to this letter as quickly as possible-but not later than June 30, 2004. Please make sure your response includes any additional relevant information and/or corrects the information we have provided.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively addressed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Montana
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Missouri
Date: 1/9/1990
Response:

From: State of Missouri
To: NTSB
Date: 8/11/1989
Response: THE STATE OF MISSOURI DOES HAVE THE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING AND SUSPENSION LAW FOR THOSE ALCOHOL OFFENDERS WITH A BAC OF MORE THAN 0.13% AND PROVIDES THAT A DRIVER MUST ATTEND THE ARTOP PROGRAM BEFORE THE OPERATOR'S LICENSE MAY BE RETURNED. THE PROBLEMS WITH PLEA BARGAINING ARE A MATTER THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS, COURTS, AND LEGISLATURE MUST DEAL WITH. WE HAVE MADE YOUR RECOMMENDATION TO THEM ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

From: NTSB
To: State of Missouri
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of New Hampshire
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia
Date: 5/25/2005
Response: As noted in Notation 7718, the Board reclassified this recommendation based on the following information: West Virginia has ALR. After receiving MC 2040402, Board staff contacted West Virginia by telephone. West Virginia has since explained that it convened an Alcohol Forum for DUI in 2002. From this Forum, West Virginia has developed several joint projects between the State Police, Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention, and the Governor's Highway Safety Program, and is currently seeking Federal funding for a Comprehensive Law Enforcement Plan, a copy of which has been provided to the Board.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia
Date: 5/26/2004
Response: (nmc 102485) Enclosed is a table that lists the State safety recommendations still open, including a summary of the progress made on each recommendation, if any. Because we intend to highlight the States' progress on these safety recommendations at our September Board meeting, I ask that you respond to this letter as quickly as possible-but not later than June 30, 2004. Please make sure your response includes any additional relevant information and/or corrects the information we have provided.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively addressed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Louisiana
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Louisiana
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Vermont
Date: 1/8/1990
Response:

From: State of Vermont
To: NTSB
Date: 8/2/1989
Response: DURING THE MOST RECENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION, VERMONT'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENACTED, AT MY URGING, LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION PROCEDURE. UNDER THE NEW LAW, IF AN OPERATOR PROVIDES A BREATH SAMPLE EXCEEDING THE .10 BAC LIMIT, OR REFUSES TO PROVIDE A SAMPLE, THE OPERATOR IS IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED THAT IN 11 DAYS TIME HIS OR HER LICENSE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF 90 DAYS.

From: NTSB
To: State of Vermont
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Arizona
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Tennessee
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Tennessee
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Idaho
Date: 5/25/2005
Response: As noted in Notation 7718, the Board reclassified this recommendation based on the following information: According to MC 2040363, Idaho's Office of Highway Safety serves on the Governor's Interagency Substance Abuse Task Force, but a final report has not yet been completed.

From: State of Idaho
To: NTSB
Date: 6/29/2004
Response: [MC 2040363] The Office of Highway Safety serves on the Governor’s Interagency Substance Abuse Task. A final report has not been completed yet.

From: NTSB
To: State of Idaho
Date: 5/26/2004
Response: (nmc 102485) Enclosed is a table that lists the State safety recommendations still open, including a summary of the progress made on each recommendation, if any. Because we intend to highlight the States' progress on these safety recommendations at our September Board meeting, I ask that you respond to this letter as quickly as possible-but not later than June 30, 2004. Please make sure your response includes any additional relevant information and/or corrects the information we have provided.

From: NTSB
To: State of Idaho
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively addressed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Idaho
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alabama
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Alabama
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York
Date: 6/20/1995
Response:

From: State of New York
To: NTSB
Date: 3/21/1995
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of New York
Date: 11/26/1990
Response:

From: State of New York
To: NTSB
Date: 10/23/1989
Response: THROUGH THE GOVERNOR'S TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, OUR LAWS AND PROGRAMS ARE REVIEWED ON A REGULAR BASIS. NEW PROPOSALS ARE ADVANCED BY MEMBER COMMISSIONERS AT THE COMMITTEE'S SEMI-ANNUAL MEETINGS. PRESENTLY, COURTS ARE MANDATED TO SUSPEND THE LICENSES, ON ARRAIGNMENT FOR A DWI OFFENSE, FOR DRIVERS WITH A PREVIOUS DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED CONVICTION WITHIN THE PAST 5 YEARS. SINCE ARRAIGNMENT USUALLY OCCURS WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO OF ARREST, DRIVING PRIVILEGES WOULD BE LOST AS RAPIDLY AS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE. THOSE WHO REFUSE A CHEMICAL TEST ALREADY ARE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE LICENSE SUSPENSION ON ARRAIGNMENT FOR THE RELATED CRIMINAL CHARGE.

From: NTSB
To: State of New York
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia
Date: 11/3/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of Georgia
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Oregon
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Michigan
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Michigan
Date: 1/28/1991
Response:

From: State of Michigan
To: NTSB
Date: 11/5/1990
Response: RESPONDENT IS THE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF HEARINGS & LEGISLATION, MICHIGAN DEPT. OF STATE. MR. FRANGOS STATES THAT THE MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED A "MODIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE" STATUTE WHICH WILL BECOME LAW WHEN THE SENATE PASSES THE BILL. UNDER THIS BILL, CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL OR FAILURE WILL RESULT IN "PHOTO LICENSE" CONFISCATION & A 45 DAY DRIVING PERMIT. THE LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED, SUBJECT TO AN AGENCY HEARING, IF THE CRIMINAL CASE IS ADJUDICATED WITHIN 45 DAYS, THE COURT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPOSING A MANDATORY LICENSE SANCTION.

From: NTSB
To: State of Michigan
Date: 10/2/1990
Response:

From: State of Michigan
To: NTSB
Date: 9/12/1989
Response: THE MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE IS PRESENTLY CONSIDERING A PACKAGE OF LEGISLATION WHICH WILL IMPLEMENT MOST OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE 1987 GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON TRAFFIC SAFETY ACTION PLAN. MANY OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS HAVE ALREADY PASSED ON LEGISLATIVE HOUSE AND ARE EXPECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS THIS FALL OR EARLY NEXT YEAR.

From: NTSB
To: State of Michigan
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Minnesota
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Minnesota
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Carolina
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of South Carolina
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas
Date: 3/18/2004
Response: Notation 7613 administratively closed this recommendation on 3/18/2004. Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" for 6 States (CO, DE, KS, MO, NM, and VT) and "Closed-Acceptable Alternate Action" for 2 States (FL and NJ). It is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action" for North Carolina. In the remaining 41 States and the District of Columbia, Safety Recommendation H-89-02 is classified "Open-Await Response," "Open-Initial Response Received," or "Open-Acceptable Response." With assistance from Westat, staff identified legislation that supports closing Safety Recommendation H-89-2 for 36 States and the District of Columbia. Staff used the following criteria in proposing a status for each State: (1) whether the State convened or reconvened a high-level committee or task force to review the State's DWI laws and programs; (2) whether the high-level committee or task force specifically considered the countermeasures and programs specified in Safety Recommendation H-89-2; (3) whether the State took action based on the high-level committee or task force's review; and (4) whether the State mandates ALR. Staff identified 17 States (CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MN, NE, NH, ND, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI) that conducted some form of high-level review of their DWI laws and programs in the last 14 years. All 17 States mandate ALR. For these States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Action." Staff identified 12 States (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, HI, ME, MA, MS, NV, OK, and SC) and the District of Columbia that mandate ALR but had not convened a task force that engaged in a comprehensive review or focused on the countermeasures identified in the recommendation. As these 12 States and the District of Columbia have adopted a major safety improvement (ALR), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Acceptable Alternative Action." Seven additional States (KY, MI, NY, PA, RI, SD, and TN) convened a task force, but did not implement ALR, a countermeasure identified by the Safety Board in this investigation report and in the intervening years as especially effective. For these seven States, Safety Recommendation H-89-2 is classified "Closed-Unacceptable Action." For the remaining five States (ID, MT, OH, WV, and WY), Safety Recommendation H-89-2 will remain open pending completion of the task force reports. These States have recently convened a task force and have demonstrated a commitment to improving their DWI laws and programs. The recommendation is already classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the State of Ohio. H-89-2 is classified "Open-Acceptable Response" for the remaining four States as well.

From: NTSB
To: State of Texas
Date:
Response: At the 1990 Board meeting addressing the NTSB’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements (MWL), the Board voted to place Safety Recommendations H-84-13, H-84-17, and H-89-02 on the state MWL under the issue category “Administrative Revocation of Drivers Licenses.” The Board voted to remove this issue area from the MWL on May 3, 2000 at the MWL Board meeting.