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Critics Attack Plan To Lower Blood Alcohol Limits: How Can We End Drunk Driving?
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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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»

Debra Oberlin. Photo via Gainesville Police Department.
Former MADD Leader Arrested For Drunk Driving

If something hilarious yet tragically ironic is going to happen, chances are it will happen in Florida, men urinating on chicken at the grocery store notwithstanding. The latest of Florida's wacky produce: former Gainesville Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter president Debra Oberlin was arrested...Read More»

Fireball Run Day 1
Today at High Gear Media: Car of the Year, Fireball and Paris

The short list for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced. What's not there: the Yugo. They're experts, people. [TheCarConnection] Team High Gear Media hits the track for the first time today on the Fireball Run. Here's a summary of Day One, including...fire extinguishers...Read More»

Tequila-Cucumber Highball, by Flickr user Mirabila
Drunk Driving Declines, Drugged Driving Doesn't

Drinking and driving don't mix, and by now, pretty much every driver knows that--though not everyone practices what they preach. The good news: Drunk driving levels have reached a new low, according to a recent roadside survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The bad news...Read More»

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