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Drunk Drivers Responsible For 20% Of Child Fatalities In Auto Accidents

Drunk Drivers Responsible For 20% Of Child Fatalities In Auto Accidents

Our cars have become much safer over the years, and as a result, traffic fatalities have been on the decline, reaching record lows. But you might be surprised to learn that drunk drivers still account for around one-third of all roadway deaths: in 2011, they were linked to 9,878 of the year's... read more

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NHTSA: Ignition Interlocks Should Be Required For All Drunk Drivers, Even First-Timers

'Tis the season to be jolly -- occasionally, too jolly. With the eggnog and wassail a-flowin', the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figured now is a perfect... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn't So Hot, Either)

When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood boil, went the thinking at the time. Four-hundred... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

Judge Gives Drunk Teen A Break, Likely Due To 'Affluenza': Would You Have Done The Same?

On the evening of June 15, 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch and his friends stole two cases of beer from a Texas Walmart. They made their getaway in Couch's Ford F-350. A few... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Epic drunk-driving prank

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... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
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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... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
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... read more June 10, 2013 by 


 
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... read more May 22, 2013 by  2


 
Breathometer

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... read more March 14, 2013 by  1


 
smoking pot

Pot Smoking Could Affect Driving For Weeks, Researchers Suggest

Does marijuana affect driving safety, and if so, how dangerous are pot-smoking drivers? There’s definitely evidence to suggest recent use might, even at somewhat low... read more March 4, 2013 by  3


 
CNN report on marijuana usage and driving skills

CNN Finds That Pot Smokers Are Actually Pretty Good Drivers

Back in November, voters in Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana. And despite federal laws prohibiting pot possession, President Obama has said... read more February 20, 2013 by  2


 
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... read more August 23, 2012 by  1


 
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... read more December 30, 2011 by 


 
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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... read more December 14, 2011 by  1


 
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... read more October 19, 2011 by 


 
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... read more July 30, 2011 by  8


 
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