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Who drives drunk? Gen X guys from the Midwest
Who drives drunk? Gen X guys from the Midwest

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes an abundance of holiday parties overflowing with boozy beverages. We all know that those situations can increase the likelihood of someone driving drunk, but which people are the most likely to do so? The folks at Alcoholic.org--a privately owned...Read More»

Drunk driver
Study: Young People Aren't Drinking & Driving As Much As They Used To

When we think about the problem of drinking and driving, we often associate it with younger, less experienced drivers. A new study shows that the practice has become far less common among motorists age 16 to 25, though we're not out of the woods, yet. ALSO SEE: Diesels Doomed? Delhi Deals Death...Read More»

Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, being co-developed by NHTSA & the auto industry
NHTSA Is Developing An Alcohol Detection System To End Drunk Driving: Would You Buy It? (Video)

Ignition interlocks are increasingly on the minds of folks who aim to end drunk driving. In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggested that interlocks -- those devices that prevent a car from starting if they detect that a driver is blotto -- should be required for anyone...Read More»

mock DUI crash
As More States Get Legal Pot, Americans Hazy On Drugged Driving

We’re in the midst of holiday season, and most Americans understand the tremendous danger—and potentially devastating consequences—that drinking and driving subjects motorists and the public to. But what about the dangers of the widely available recreational marijuana that’s...Read More»

World map of blood alcohol content limits (via NTSB)
Critics Attack Plan To Lower Blood Alcohol Limits: How Can We End Drunk Driving?

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board urged states to lower the blood alcohol content limit for motorists from .08 to .05. Doing so, the NTSB argued, would reduce the number of drunk driving incidents and the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Reducing traffic deaths seems...Read More»

Breathalyzer ignition interlock
NTSB Suggests Alcohol Detection Systems On All New Cars

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its annual report on traffic fatalities in the U.S., and the results for 2011 were encouraging. Not only did the total number of deaths on U.S. roads decline (from 32,885 in 2010 to 32,367 in 2011), but the ratio of fatalities...Read More»

Drunk driver
Alcohol Anklets To Help Stop Hard Core Drunk Drivers

While alcohol-related fatalities are a frighteningly real statistic, the fact is that ignition interlock devices used as a preventive measure to keep hard core drunk drivers (HCDDs) from killing or seriously injuring others isn’t failsafe. Now, a number of states are adding another safety...Read More»

Drunk driver
Drinking And Driving: Still A Problem, Mostly For Men

Over the past 30 years or so, America has made significant progress in the war on drinking and driving. But despite a steep drop in fatalities, it remains a problem, and the culprits are typically men. In 1980, the U.S. saw an average of 25,000 deaths from alcohol-related auto injuries. That year...Read More»

Breathalyzer ignition interlock
Federal Bill Could Make In-Car Alcohol Detectors More Common

Could ignition interlocks, which help prevent people from drunk driving, be installed on a much larger scale? Perhaps even so well-integrated in some vehicles that all you'd have to do is tough the steering wheel or ignition button? Those are aims of a bill introduced this past week by Senators...Read More»

Teen driving
It's Teen Driver Safety Week: Park The Phone And Drive

If you have new drivers or soon-to-be drivers in the house, they're likely the cause of much worry. Inexperience aside, considering the thousands of text messages teens send every month, how could they possibly put their phone down long enough to actually focus on driving? That's one of the themes...Read More»

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Chrysler Fires Lunch-Hour Partiers At Grand Cherokee Plant

At the Detroit area plant that assembles the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, thirteen employees caught on camera last week boozing during their lunch hour have been fired, with two others suspended without pay. The footage was captured by Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK-TV, then picked up first nationally by...Read More»

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