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The Impact of Alcohol Consumption in America

Infographic: The Impact of Alcohol Consumption in America

Most people are aware of the devastating consequences of alcohol-impaired driving, but the consequences of alcohol misuse and abuse extend far beyond our highways. This infographic shows the unexpected ways alcohol misuse is taking a toll on the U.S. Click infographic to enlarge. Share This Infographic On Your Site Copy and paste the following snippet: Please include attribution to […]

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Moving the Needle: Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities by Focusing on Repeat DWI Offenders

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the fourth in a series examining the NTSB’s five safety issue areas. The NTSB recommends using DWI Courts and other programs to reduce recidivism by repeat DWI offenders. Since traditional countermeasures have limited effects on individuals who repeatedly […]

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New Website Gives DWI Victims the Chance to Share Their Story—Will it Make a Difference?

Jacqui Saburido is one of the most well-known drunk driving victims in the country. In September of 1999, Jacqui and four friends were headed home from a party when a drunk driver hit their car. Two passengers died at the scene and Jacqui was badly burned after the car caught fire. Her story and her […]

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Disconnecting “Drunk” from “Driving”: NTSB Recommends Increased Use of In-Vehicle Alcohol Testing Technology

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the third in a series examining the NTSB’s five safety issue areas. The NTSB recommends expanding the use of in-vehicle devices to prevent operation by an impaired driver. These types of devices can deliver promising outcomes for eliminating […]

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NTSB .05 BAC Recommendation Stirs Controversy in DUI Community

In the weeks since the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) submitted a recommendation to lower the legal BAC limit for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 BAC, commentary from politicians, lobbying groups, the media, and the general public has been wide-spread. The general consensus is that alcohol-related accidents are still far too frequent in the U.S.: […]

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Are Designated Drivers Really Sober?

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida (UF) shows that “designated drivers” are generally chosen by selecting the “least drunk” individual, and that 35% of the designated driver tested for the study had consumed alcohol. The study included breath testing of more than 1,000 “party-goers” at a bar in a “major university town […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo This Weekend?

Cinco de Mayo has entered the mainstream as a holiday, celebrated with good food and many times, an icy adult beverage. With the holiday falling on a Sunday this year, the potential for more people driving home impaired this weekend after their local fiestas is greater than if the holiday occurred on a weekday. How […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Warrantless Blood Draws in DUI Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in the case of Missouri vs. McNeely that police officers must “usually” obtain a warrant before conducting blood draws on suspected impaired drivers. Justice Sotomayor delivered the Court’s opinion that the natural metabolism of alcohol does not grant a “per se” exigency that allows a blanket exception to the 4th […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Pub Trivia. Your Topic: Drunk Driving

On St. Patrick’s Day, over 122 million Americans will observe the Catholic Saint’s Feast Day by wearing the green or making a traditional Irish meal. Celebrations will often include hoisting a pint of Guiness or a measure of whiskey at a favorite local pub, and perhaps playing a round of Pub Trivia. In honor of […]

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Top Impaired Driving Story of 2012: 27 States See Drop in Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

Just in time to wrap up a year full of good news in the fight against Impaired Driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the 2011 numbers for alcohol-impaired motor vehicle fatalities. Overall, the U.S. saw yet another year of reductions in traffic deaths due to alcohol, with a drop of 2.5% […]

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