Performance measures and benchmarks provide meaningful and standardized measures in the traffic safety field, and, specifically, in efforts to address impaired driving. Reasons that performance measures are important when addressing impaired driving are listed below.
There are myriad performance measures available in each facet of the DWI system. Some of these indicators are more readily available than others. This availability is often a function of the quality of reporting and/or data collection protocols. Jurisdictions are encouraged to consider the following recommendations.