Pennsylvania is using a highway safety class as one of the means of explaining to people convicted of drunk driving the severity of their actions. New Insights II is certified through the Alcohol Highway Safety Program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide this 12.5 hour class which is a requirement for DUI offenders. Instructors are certified through the PA DUI Association under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Nature of the Classes
The class is similar to a structured class held in middle and high school. There is a curriculum that must be followed. The class aims to inform students of the dangers of driving after consuming alcohol or drugs. Defendants are taught ways to modify their behaviors in order to prevent drunken driving in the future. This class is offered to people who have been arrested for their first or second DUI offense. The class is also a requirement for people completing the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.
Goals of the Class
The mission statement of the class is straightforward. By successfully completing the class, defendants:
- Will learn the horrible results that can occur due to excessive drinking and driving
- Learn new behaviors that can help prevent overindulging in the future
- Provide a general overview of the typical progression of a person who is addicted to alcohol or drugs