Drunk Driving

What Would It Take To Make You Stop Drinking & Driving? (Video)
What Would It Take To Make You Stop Drinking & Driving? (Video)

Americans love playing pranks. We may be overweight, we may not have the world's highest scores in math and science, but no one can accuse us of not loving an elaborate practical joke. (There's a reason the Jackass phenomenon started here.) We also love stories about disorientation: comas, returns...Read More»

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In Tampa, Florida, Validity Of DUI Arrests Called Into Question

Police officers don't have it easy. Many risk their lives every day. Few get paid what they're worth. And much of the public eyes them with suspicion, as if the police are the bad guys instead of the guys hired to catch the bad guys. Reports of police corruption don't make things any easier. A...Read More»

On YouTube, Matthew Cordle confesses to killing Vincent Canzani in a drunk-driving accident
On YouTube, Motorist Zips Around NYC, Another Confesses To Killing A Man While Driving Drunk UPDATE

UPDATE: See below YouTube is not for the timid. It's a cacophony of crap, most of which consists of (a) shaky cell phone footage of stadium concerts shot from nosebleed territory, (b) 12-year-old vloggers yelling inarticulately into their webcams about how their parents just don't understand, and...Read More»

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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»

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July 4 Remains The Deadliest Day For American Drivers

July 4 is many things to many people. To most U.S. adults, it's a day off. To the gregarious, it's a day to spend around the grill with friends and family. And to pyrophiles, it's a little slice of heaven on Earth. July 4 also marks the start of car-theft season. And according to the Insurance...Read More»

Drunken Corvette driver parks in puppeteer's living room -- image via The Burbank Leader
Is Your Designated Driver Too Drunk To Drive?

The Abstainer, the Chosen One, the Schmuck Who Drew the Short Straw: designated drivers are known by many names. According to a recent study, however, one name that many designated drivers don't live up to is "sober". The study was conducted by Adam Barry, an assistant professor of health education...Read More»

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Warning: This Drunk-Driving Video May Give You A Heart Attack

Do not click "play" on the video above just yet. First, clear the surrounding area of all liquids. Half-full coffee cups, entirely full water bottles, bowls of soup: whatever you've got, put it aside. Next, if you wear adult diapers or pads, please ensure that you're wearing the proper gear. If you...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»

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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»

Infographic: 1 in 2 teens consider driving on New Year's Eve very dangerous
1.5 Million Teens Will Drive Under The Influence Tonight: Infographic

As a percentage of the U.S. population, the number of teens who drive has been declining. However, there are still 13,000,000 licensed drivers under the age of 20 -- and according to a recent study, over one in ten of them will drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol tonight. The study was...Read More»

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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»

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NTSB Wants To End Distracted Driving, Mandate Safety Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2013 "Most Wanted List". But unlike the FBI photocopies pinned up at post offices, the NTSB isn't looking for criminals: the agency wants improvements to make U.S. transportation safer. In a press release, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman...Read More»

Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart - Don't Text and Drive
Teens Drive More Dangerously With Other Teens In The Car

If you're the parent of a teenage driver, your biggest fear may be letting your kid drive alone. But according to AAA, there's a bigger danger: letting your kid drive with other teens. In advance of Teen Driver Safety Week (October 14 - 21), AAA has released some startling statistics uncovered by...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»

2011 Dodge Durango Crew
Dodge Recall, Drunk Driving, Fisker Atlantic: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric minicar and Fisker talked to us about its future models. Dodge recalled the 2013 Durango and Chrysler stopped giving dealerships bonuses for good customer service. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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Most Drunk Driving Deaths Caused By Drivers With Twice Legal BAC Limit

New research released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2010, more than two-thirds of the 10,228 drunk driving deaths (7,145 or 70 percent) involved drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15 or higher. The report, “Prevalence of High BAC in...Read More»

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Study Proves That Those Who Drive Fast Really Do Die Young

Tea leaves, crystal balls, goat entrails: humankind has a huge arsenal of crazy tools for seeing into the future. But a new study from the data-crunchers at LexisNexis says that there's a much more accurate way to learn someone's fate: just relax and look deep into his driving record. The nuts and...Read More»

Traffic
Surface Transportation Bill Finally Passes. So, What's In It?

After a long, grueling slog through both houses of Congress, the highly anticipated, two-year surface transportation bill has finally passed. But now that it's been hacked to shreds by the House and the Senate, then stitched back together in joint committee, what, exactly, is in it? Hard to say...Read More»

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Drunken Mom Runs From Cops At 100 MPH--With Kids In The Car

Speeding and driving while under the influence already puts others in danger, but add kids to the back seat while doing both and you have a recipe for a very bad day. Unfortunately all three of these things happened early this morning in Oregon. The Oregonian has reported that early this morning a...Read More»

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