Madison County Drinking Driver Program
BRiDGES operates the Drinking Driver Program, or DDP, in Madison County. The DDP is a seven-week educational course for motorists convicted of DWI or DWAI who are eligible through the Department of Motor Vehicles for a conditional license.
IN collaboration with the NYS Department of MOtor Vehicles (DMV), the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services is pleased to announce an Impaired Driving Initiative that includes the implementation of a new Drinking Driver Program (DDP) Curriculum for standardized use by DDPs statewide in 2011. The new curriculum includes 4-hours of New York State-specific law and traffic safety information and 12-hours of Prevention Research Institute's (PRI). PRIME For Life® curriculum.
PRIME For Life® is an evidence-based alcohol and other drug intervention/educational program. The protocols used in PRIME For Life®. emphasize the role of empathy, specific guidance regarding personal choices, the management of resistance, support for change, and a plan for success; all protocols identified as best practices. PRIME For Life® is used statewide in impaired driving programs in nine other states.
PRIME For Life® is designed to reduce impaired driving, prevent continued high risk drinking and provide an intervention and referral to treatment for those suffering from an addiction.
Access to DDP is provided through the DMV. For more information about the Madison County Drinking Driver Program call the BRiDGES office at (315) 697-3947 or 1-866-443-5744.