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Federal safety regulators are hoping for technology that will allow vehicles to detect drunk drivers. Continue Reading...
Setting a bad example for teen drivers has severe consequences. Continue Reading...
Most teenage drivers know about dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, and yet many still admit to partaking in them. Continue Reading...
The federal government and 15 automakers have announced a deal to extend research on advanced alcohol detection technology. Continue Reading...
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), lowering the legal limit on drinking and driving could save hundreds of lives each year. Continue Reading...
Almost 25 percent of teen drivers in a study released today admitted to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Continue Reading...
Undoubtedly driving while under the influence is illegal in all states, but oddly enough, not every state has a law that prohibits drinking while driving. Continue Reading...
Drunk driving is wrong, but the latest information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could be taken to suggest that having a few drinks before driving might not be harmful from a statistical standpoint. Continue Reading...
Drunk drivers in Washington D.C. can expect stiffer penalties starting tomorrow when the Comprehensive Impaired Driving Act of 2012 takes effect. Continue Reading...
Anti-drunk driving campaigns are as common as cheap beer these days, but this one might be the most… interesting one yet. Continue Reading...
Everyone should take note of this: Swedish company Autoliv is developing an in-car breathalyzer that works automatically to keep drivers from taking intoxicated trips. Continue Reading...
The University of Leeds recently published a study titled ‘Two Hands Better Than One’ that showed that eating while driving is more dangerous than using a phone while driving, or drinking while driving. By using a driving simulator, the UK-based study found that driver reaction time increased by 44 percent while eating behing the wheel…. Continue Reading...
No real surprise here, but analysts have revealed that New Years Day is officially the worst day for drunk driving accidents. That includes the time the countdown ends on New Years Eve, when drunk drivers start the New Year off in idiotic fashion by getting into their car. Half the fatal crashes that occur on… Continue Reading...
It seems that retired racing legend Al Unser Jr. still likes to make headlines… but this time, it’s for all the wrong reasons. It’s been confirmed that the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and reckless driving in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to Bernalillo County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jennifer Brown,… Continue Reading...
Turns out that Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who recently died in a car accident, was drunk at twice the legal limit for alcohol when he crashed. The toxicology report confirmed Twitter’s worst suspicions: police say that Drunn’s blood alcohol content was at 0.196, or twice of Pennsylvania’s 0.08 limit. No other drugs were found in… Continue Reading...
The breathalyzer may become a thing of the past, thanks to new technology that can be installed in your car. And it’s not like you can fake your way around it, as it’s located in key components of your vehicle, like the steering wheel and door handles. The court-ordered breathalyzers that can be used in… Continue Reading...
Holiday party season is in full swing, and that means you may feel a bit more pressure to raise a glass of cheer to celebrate. It also means that drivers getting behind the wheel after a few too many is also on the rise, and a report out by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services… Continue Reading...
It’s always great to get some good new regarding traffic. And this recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) falls into the good new category – they say that the number of fatalities on America’s highways is at its lowest level since 1950. Compared to 2008, deaths caused by vehicle collisions fell… Continue Reading...
Hale, UK Police seized this yellow Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII after its driver was stopped for “driving erratically” and arrested for DUI. Normal police procedure, in the UK requires the officers wait for a transporter to tow a seized car to impound, but not this time. The two officers decided to drive the car themselves,… Continue Reading...
We’re all a little sad to see the end of summer. We usually send it off with a long weekend, lots of backyard BBQs and a few pool parties. Since most of these types of shindigs involve alcohol, there’s always an increased risk of intoxicated drivers on the road. That’s why the National Highway Traffic… Continue Reading...
Seriously, how can we live in a country where this can happen? Last Saturday, Jonathan Schoenakase of Quincy, Illinois was arrested for operating the pictured vehicle, a courtesy shuttle home from local bars to keep drunk drivers off the road. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, local taxi companies lobbied to make it illegal…. Continue Reading...
The government is cracking down on people who drink and drive with an auto industry program that is in process of developing an in-car device that detects drunken drivers. This tool will be installed in all new vehicles, and is set to receive a six-fold increase in the annual funding. The Driver Alcohol Detection System… Continue Reading...