About UsPennsylvania DUI Association
The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Association is a professional organization which is working to address the DUI problem in all of its many stages — from prevention to enforcement up to, and including, adjudication and rehabilitation.
We provide information, direction, training and support with the purpose of working toward the elimination of impaired drivers and the harm that they can cause.
Through our efforts we create a healthier and safer environment for all people in the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania DUI Association was established in 1979 to take action in support of the initiatives being undertaken to encourage and facilitate the growth of safety programs in Pennsylvania. The Association is a non-profit, professionalassociation which provides technical assistance and support to alcohol-highway safety professionals and other safety professionals representing the fields of highway safety.
Some of these services are available from the PA DUI Association under a technical assistance contract administered by PennDOT. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations, Division of Highway Safety and Traffic Operations is responsible for Pennsylvania’s Highway Safety program. This agency addresses the following types of highway safety issues: occupant protection (child safety seats, seat belts, and airbags), DUI awareness, pedestrian/bicycle/school bus safety, speeding, aggressive driving, etc.
Included in the Association’s responsibilities are DUI Instructor certification workshops, CRN Evaluator certification workshops, Advanced workshops in CRN Evaluation and DUI Instruction, county DUI Coordinator training, management and technical assistance for county alcohol-highway safety programs, compilation and maintenance of the Alcohol Highway Safety Program directory for each county, and essentially any other activities directly related to alcohol-highway safety programs for professionals in Pennsylvania.
The Association also has a contract from PennDOT for the Quality Assurance of the Ignition Interlock program. The Ignition Interlock program provides a broad array of services, from training police officers and service centers, to inspecting installation site for quality assurance purposes. The program is also tasked with keeping statistics on the number of installs, safe miles driven, and the number of times an intoxicated driver was prevented from starting their car.
A grant for Law Enforcement Services is also under the Association’s purview. Training law enforcement officers for Sobriety Checkpoints, Standard Field Sobriety Testing, ARIDE, and Drug Recognition, is a large part of the LEL grant. Other activities under the grant are participation in the State’s Highway Safety Plan and NHTSA’s Enforcement and Mobilization waves.
The Association is also proud to house the PA SADD headquarters. Working with the many youth-related groups in Pennsylvania is especially import to the Association. This allows us to reach the next generation of drivers and impact their decision making prior to getting on the Commonwealth’s roadways. It also allows us to help develop tomorrow’s leaders in highway safety.
The Association is divided into four geographic regions to facilitate networking and information dissemination to all members of the Pennsylvania DUI Association.