Drunk Driving

Drunken Mom Runs From Cops At 100 MPH--With Kids In The Car
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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Safe Driving Tips For Parents: 5 From AAA That We All Can Use

With every New Year’s Day come the inevitable resolutions that many of us never quite get around to carrying out. As parents and drivers, however, there are five areas that we can and should pay attention to concerning our driving behavior, and what we model for our children. The AAA...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»

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Rethink Your Drinking This Holiday Period: Keep The Family Safe

The longest holiday period is just ahead, eleven days, to be exact, from December 23 through January 2, 2012. For nearly 92 million Americans, that means getting in the car and traveling to visit family, friends or to take a well-earned and much-needed vacation. That’s the estimate from AAA...Read More»

Beer
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»

Cheech Marin
Getting High Vs. Getting Hammered: Which Is More Dangerous?

'Tis the season to be jolly, so now is as good a time as any to look at the dangers of holiday overindulgence. Through countless education programs, we already know a good deal about the dangers of drinking and driving, but how does smoking marijuana affect our abilities behind the wheel? A new...Read More»

2012 Nissan Quest
Drunk Driving, Buick Verano Hybrid, 2012 Nissan Quest: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we learn Chrysler is working on both hybrids and diesels while Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid. Maserati is deciding what to name its SUV and Nissan prices the 2012 Quest. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. It seems America still...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»

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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»

Is this the new Toyota Aqua?
New And Improved TCC, OnStar, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

We launch a new version of TheCarConnection, while OnStar backpedals its latest privacy policy changes. Cadillac has canceled the ATS Convertible and we drive the 2012 Audi TT-RS. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We launch a cleaner, faster, more mature version...Read More»

Kia Four-Door Sports Sedan Concept
Ford And Toyota Collaborate, 2012 Jeep Wrangler, Kia Concept: Today's Car News

We drive the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota are going to collaborate on future hybrid development for rear-wheel drive vehicles. [GreenCarReports] The national "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign runs from August 19 through September 5. [FamilyCarGuide] We unravel...Read More»

Drive sober or get pulled over - campaign
“Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” National Campaign Aug.19-Sept.5

With Labor Day fast approaching, the high-intensity nationwide crackdown on drunk driving is in full mobilization with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which runs from August 19 through September. 5. Broadcast and cable television, radio, online and social media spots with...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Two Out Of Three Drivers Think They're More Skilled Than You

For years, we’ve said that most drivers overestimate their own abilities, and now we have scientific proof to back up our theory. According to a recent study by Allstate Insurance, the majority of American drivers surveyed considered their driving knowledge, skills and safe driving habits to...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
New 54-MPG Gas Mileage Rules, Audi and Eminem, BMW i3 and i8: Car News Headlines

President Obama has announced new fuel economy standards that will come into effect by 2025. Are you ready for 54 mpg? [TheCarConnection] Take a look at what's under the hood of the BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid. [GreenCarReports] A cop pulling a DARE truck has been arrested and charged...Read More»

2010 Camaro SS accident
DARE-Truck-Pulling Cop Arrested, Charged With DUI

It almost seems like a case of “Can you believe this?” Unfortunately, this story is true. A cop pulling a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) truck sideswiped a legally parked car in the Southern Indiana town of Salem, in Washington County, and then hit a tree. The crash, which...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Impala Police
Want To Get Deported? Drive Drunk, Or Just Drive Fast

The Obama administration claims to be enforcing immigration laws more wisely than the last administration did, by arresting and deporting the “worst of the worst” criminals. Apparently that list includes speeders and drunk drivers, too, since deportations for drunk driving have nearly...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
2013 Infiniti JX, Drunk Driving, E15, BMW M2: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has released the first image of its upcoming 2013 JX 7-seat crossover. [MotorAuthority] Many automakers warn the EPA that E15 may void some vehicle warranties. [TheCarConnection] Renault works itself into a Frendzy over its latest concept. [AllCarsElectric] The Ex-DOT chief wants to see...Read More»

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Brazil's New Drunk Driving PSA Makes Us Never Want To Valet Park Again

Driving while under the influence of alcohol, or any drug for that matter, is one of the most reprehensible acts a person can commit. Knowing that death and destruction to those behind the wheel and other innocent victims is all but assured still doesn’t prevent this from occurring all over...Read More»

Idaho state senator John McGee
Idaho State Senator John McGee Booked For DUI, Grand Theft

It's been said that booze and politics shouldn't mix. Over the weekend, one state senator from Idaho learned the wisdom of those words the hard way. Things began innocently enough with a round of drinks at a golf club just outside Boise on Saturday night. News reports don't indicate how many rounds...Read More»

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