Reducing Impaired Driving
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a research-based, multi-state, zero-tolerance initiative designed to get impaired drivers off our roads using checkpoints and patrols when and where drunk driving is most likely to occur and, to educate the public about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.
The premise behind this program is simple; there will be sobriety checkpoints, every week, everywhere - in each participating state - so you never know when or where you may encounter one.
The program began in 2002 as a six-month initiative but due to its success, was expanded to a year-round effort in 2005. The year-long program is comprised of six months of intense enforcement (at least 1 checkpoint per week from July through December) and six months sustained (at least 1 checkpoint per month from January through June).
The checkpoints can be multi-agency, cross-jurisdictional, low-manpower, conducted during happy hour, or any other innovative type. Every checkpoint should be highly publicized and visible and ideally supplemented with saturation patrols.