drinking and driving

How to keep your teen from drinking and driving
How to keep your teen from drinking and driving

Roughly one-third of Americans don't get enough sleep, and we have a hunch that many of those fatigued folks are parents of teenagers. When adolescents begin spending more time away from home, in the company of their friends, it can leave adults tossing and turning, waiting for teens to get home...Read More»

Breathalyzer
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»

mock DUI crash
Americans Worry Less About Dangerous Driving Habits As Fatalities Increase

For several years, traffic fatality rates in the U.S. have been falling, reaching historic lows. Though there's some disagreement about the reasons for the decline, most credit improved safety features on automobiles (e.g. electronic stability control) and improved driving habits (e.g. wider...Read More»

The 'Drunk Mirror' drunk-driving campaign by Ogilvy for Allianz
Bar Uses Digital Mirrors To Remind Drivers They're Drunk: Video

Fixing the problem of drinking and driving isn't easy. Though alcohol-related traffic fatalities are on the decline in the U.S., there were still 10,228 such deaths on our roads in 2010, which is 10,228 too many. Efforts by law enforcement can go only so far in addressing the matter. To really...Read More»

Distracted driving
AAA Says It's Not Too Late For 5 Safe-Driving Resolutions

We may already be three days into 2012, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it's not too late for drivers to make a few New Year's resolutions. Based on research the organization carried out in 2011, the Foundation has identified five areas in which many U.S. drivers need improvement...Read More»

Textalyzer app for iPhone
4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...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»

2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe
Plan On Drinking? Maybe A Service Like BeMyDD Is In Your Future

While the concept of a designated driver isn’t a new one, making a business out of keeping drinking drivers off the road by providing them a chauffeured service is a bit novel. A news report out of San Antonio caught our eye, so we thought we’d expand a bit on the idea here. And, no, we...Read More»

Deputy finds four naked people in pickup, arrests driver on suspicion of drunk driving
Drunk Driving: Dangerous, Dumb; Naked Drunk Driving: Dumberer

Ah, Saturdays, the day on which many cops sigh before they set out on their patrols. They see bad drivers. They see erratic drivers. Often, many of these bad, erratic drivers are drunk. But it's a lot rarer for them to be both drunk and nude. Especially, we surmise, in Nebraska Iowa. And yet that's...Read More»

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