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Is Minnesota's alcohol breath test law legal? We're about to find out
Is Minnesota's alcohol breath test law legal? We're about to find out

At some point in your life, you've probably wondered, "Should I refuse an alcohol breath test?" There are a wide range of opinions on that thorny matter, which vary according to who's giving the advice, their interest in curtailing drunk driving, and, of course, where you're standing when you're...Read More»

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Alcohol-Sniffing Ignition Interlocks Could Save Nearly $23 Billion & 4,000 Deaths Per Year

For years, elected officials and federal agencies have debated whether automakers should be required to equip new vehicles with alcohol ignition interlocks -- devices that verify a driver's blood alcohol level before she's allowed to start the car. Adding them would surely increase the cost of a...Read More»

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Coming Soon: A Breathalyzer For Pot

We're having something of a marijuana moment in the U.S. right now. Four states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing pot for recreational use, and 18 others allow the drug to be used medicinally. ALSO SEE: Why The 2015 Nisan Murano's 'Gearless' CVT Feels Like It's Shifting While...Read More»

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Would You Carry A Breathalyzer In Your Car? Will You Be Required To?

Drunk driving is a big problem in many parts of the world. In France, for example, it's the leading cause of traffic fatalities, accounting for about one-third of all roadway deaths. Accordingly, last year France passed a law requiring motorists to carry breathalyzers in their cars. That law went...Read More»

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Holiday Crackdown On Drunk Driving In Force Dec. 16-Jan. 1

With the holidays so much on everyone’s mind for the next couple of weeks, it’s time for a reminder that having a bit too much cheer or too much beer before getting behind the wheel could land you in a much worse spot: jail. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, kicking off the...Read More»

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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»

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Holiday Crackdown Targets Drunk Drivers—And Breathalyzer Refusers

As part of an annual "Drunk Driving: Over The Limit, Under Arrest" winter holiday crackdown, hundreds of law-enforcement agencies across the country will put in extra hours over the next several weeks. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has used the occasion to also highlight and advocate a "No...Read More»

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