Tag Archives: drunk driving

Saturday Halloween Escalates Dangerous Drinking Trends

Witches, vampires, and zombies won’t be the only scary things out on the streets this weekend. Over the past decade, Halloween has increasingly become an adult- and alcohol-oriented holiday, and data shows that alcohol problems like binge drinking and drunk driving are highest when Halloween falls on a Saturday. What’s So Special About Saturday? Saturday […]

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Colorado DOT Uses Humor to Highlight Dangers of Buzzed Driving

The stereotypical idea of a drunk driver tends to be someone who had downed numerous drinks before stumbling into their car. But Colorado’s Department of Transportation is using humor in two new ads to tell people that getting behind the wheel after any amount of alcohol can be dangerous. CDOT’s new commercials feature some situations […]

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Infographic: The Scary Truth About Halloween and Drinking

Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters. The last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing booze with their boos, and as a result, DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents have become a substantial issue on All Hallows’ Eve. Updated for 2015, this infographic highlights the scary truth about Halloween and […]

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Is Alcohol Coming to a Fast-Food Joint Near You?

Fast food restaurants in many other parts of the world offer alcoholic beverages, but until lately booze hasn’t been on the menu in lower-end chains in the U.S. But Taco Bell may soon be changing that. Earlier this summer the chain made news by opening a Chicago location that serves wine, beer, and alcoholic slushies. […]

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Back-to-School Season Most Dangerous Time for Binge Drinking

While the first few weeks of the school year can be some of the most exciting for college students, they are also some of the most deadly when it comes to alcohol and binge drinking. College and Drinking Culture Defined as 4 drinks for women and 5 for men in a two hour period, binge […]

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Guest Post: The Real World Impact of Missouri v. McNeely

My daughter, Maegan Spindler, and her supervisor with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dr. Robert Klumb, were killed by a drunk driver while standing in a parking lot during daylight on July 8, 2013 in Pickstown, South Dakota. The killer, Ronald Ray Fischer, Jr. was acquitted of the most serious charges of Manslaughter, but was […]

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Where Do Repeat Drunk Drivers Live? There’s a Map for That

Posting addresses or maps showing where convicted sex offenders live has become a common practice on law enforcement websites. Now, a police department in Wisconsin is taking a similar approach with repeat drunk drivers. The Janseville Police Department’s Project Sober Streets includes a map that shows where repeat DUI offenders live. Users can click on […]

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2015 Legislative Session Brings New Drunk Driving Laws

With summer in full swing, most state legislatures have completed or are close to wrapping up their work for the current session. Drunk driving and alcohol-related crime have been prominent issues in many states. Below is a quick summary of some of the laws that passed or were enacted this year: West Virginia Named “Willy and […]

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NHSTA Unveils Prototype of Driver Alcohol Detection System

In 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a collaboration with major car makers to research and potentially create technology that can passively detect when a driver is drunk and prevent a car from starting. And earlier this month, NHTSA and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) unveiled a test vehicle equipped with the Driver […]

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New Research Highlights Effectiveness of North Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program

A recent analysis of North Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program is providing more evidence that mandatory sobriety for DUI offenders, as verified by alcohol monitoring technology, has a positive impact on preventing drunk driving. A Statewide Solution for a Statewide Problem North Dakota has one of the highest rates of alcohol misuse and binge drinking in the […]

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