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Project Evaluation
The Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming was contracted to evaluate the various initiatives of the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving. The analysis for this evaluation is the state of Wyoming, as well as the seven counties that will have increased DUI enforcement. This means the evaluation of the impaired driving initiative involves gathering and tracking numerous indicators at both state and county levels, testing data-driven goals and using comparison states and counties to assess project impact.

The goal of the process evaluation is to answer two questions. What was done? And how much was done? Data from the Governor’s Council, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, and Sukle Advertising will provide details on participation in the Governor’s Conference, media efforts, enhanced law enforcement in targeted counties and other important initiatives.

The goal of the outcome evaluation is to answer one essential question. Are people better off? In other words, did the project meet its goals? Evaluators will answer this by tracking state and county indicators and utilizing comparison states and counties. Specific indicators used in the evaluation include:

  • The perceived risk of someone in Wyoming getting arrested if they drive within city or town limits after they drink alcohol - from an annual WYDOT survey completed by WYSAC.
  • The perceived risk of someone in Wyoming getting arrested if they drive outside of city or town limits after they drink alcohol - from an annual WYDOT survey completed by WYSAC.
  • Self-reported youth drinking and driving and riding with someone who has been drinking - from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
  • Self-reported adult drinking and driving - from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
  • DUI arrests - from the annual Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASCOP) report.
  • DUI arrests involving drugs - from the annual WASCOP report.
  • Alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities per 10,000 people and per 100,000,000 vehicle miles traveled (VMT) - from WYDOT.
  • Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes (including fatality, injury, and property crashes) per 10,000 people and per 100,000,000 VMT - from WYDOT.


CLICK HERE to download the Evaluation Report of the Governor's Council on Impaired Driving Initiatives. 

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