DUI education refers to the various types of training that aims to prevent drunk driving, either before or after the fact. This applies mostly to those who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drunk driving. DUI education falls into two general categories: preventive and corrective measures. It can be delivered in the classroom, through multimedia efforts, online and in a compulsory setting in jail for repeat offenders.
Prevention programs include classroom instruction and multimedia communications campaigns aimed at a wider audience. Classroom programs often begin with teenage students who are taught in school programs by volunteers who have a curriculum developed by activist organizations. These organizations are a wide range of educational initiatives to print, billboard and television advertising which also includes financing.
Support classes for DUI clients are usually provided by the state and required for those for drunk driving offenses. Requirements vary with each agency. A typical example of such remedial classes are a prescribed number of hours of in-class instruction given by a certified instructor. The curriculum for these classes typically include warnings about the dangers of drunk driving, statistics of victims injured by drunk drivers, legal penalties for offenders, and methods to prevent driving under the influence. Some jurisdictions require constant DUI training available online in addition to or in place of classroom training.
Classroom DUI education is required for first-time offenders convicted of drunk driving. Repeat offenders though often face jail as a result. DUI training may be required for these criminals as well, and comes into the prison on a mandatory basis as part of their prison sentence. This type of training is often focused on making the offender aware of the consequences of action and provides tools to prevent it from happening again.