The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is one of the nation’s preeminent independent, nonprofit organizations focusing on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. PIRE is dedicated to merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, communities, nations and the world.

Researchers from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation will once again be interviewing motorists and gathering data in six Washington counties in June, 2015, as part of a research project aimed at measuring driver drug and alcohol use patterns.

The project is being funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and organized in collaboration with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Data collectors will work in Spokane, Yakima, King, Snohomish, Whatcom and Kitsap counties and at five separate locations within each of those counties.  For drivers, participation in this research is voluntary and anonymous.