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»

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»

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
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»

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»

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»

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»

Field sobriety test
Four Senators Push Takedown Of Apps That Show DUI Checkpoints, One Provider Complies

Four U.S. Senators have come out swinging against smartphone apps that reveal DUI checkpoints, allowing potentially intoxicated motorists to find alternate ways to the next whiskey bar. The Senators sent letters to Apple, Google, and Research In Motion asking the companies to remove offending apps...Read More»

Breathalyzer ignition interlock
Federal Bill Could Make In-Car Alcohol Detectors More Common

Could ignition interlocks, which help prevent people from drunk driving, be installed on a much larger scale? Perhaps even so well-integrated in some vehicles that all you'd have to do is tough the steering wheel or ignition button? Those are aims of a bill introduced this past week by Senators...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»

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»

U.S. Navy drunk driving deterrence display
TCC Tip: Steer Clear of Drunk Drivers on New Year's Eve

Before you make plans for a rockin' New Year's Eve, know that one in ten drivers out there have knowingly started their cars under the influence. That's the message today from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which surveyed drivers over 16 years old earlier this year. In its phone poll of...Read More»

Allstate's X the TXT
Allstate's X The TXT Campaign Reaches 100,000 Fans

Texting and driving is one of the more dangerous things you can do. It puts both you, and everyone inside the vehicle, at risk. Not to mention everyone else on the road. Allstate has decided to take a stand against texting and driving which lead to the creation of "X the TXT." X the TXT is a...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit police vehicle
Holiday Crackdown Targets Drunk Drivers—And Breathalyzer Refusers

As part of an annual "Drunk Driving: Over The Limit, Under Arrest" winter holiday crackdown, hundreds of law-enforcement agencies across the country will put in extra hours over the next several weeks. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has used the occasion to also highlight and advocate a "No...Read More»

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