Eating While Driving Deadlier Than Texting Behind the Wheel, Study Shows

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Eating While Driving Deadlier Than Texting Behind the Wheel, Study Shows
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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...

New Years is the Worst Day For Drunk Driving

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New Years is the Worst Day For Drunk Driving
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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...

Racing Legend Al Unser Jr. Arrested for Street Racing While Drunk

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Racing Legend Al Unser Jr. Arrested for Street Racing While Drunk
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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...

Ryan Dunn Drunk At Twice The Legal Limit When He Crashed

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Ryan Dunn Drunk At Twice The Legal Limit When He Crashed
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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...

New Technology Could Measure Blood Alcohol Through Steering Wheel, Door Handles

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New Technology Could Measure Blood Alcohol Through Steering Wheel, Door Handles
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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...

Study: 30 Million People Drive Drunk in an Average Year

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Study: 30 Million People Drive Drunk in an Average Year
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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...

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit 60-Year Low

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit 60-Year Low
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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...

UK Cops Crash Seized Mitsubishi Evo

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UK Cops Crash Seized Mitsubishi Evo
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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...

Drunk Driving Campaign Steps Up For End of Summer

Drunk Driving Campaign Steps Up For End of Summer
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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...

Good Samaritan Arrested for Driving Drunks Home

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Good Samaritan Arrested for Driving Drunks Home
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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...

Drunk Driving Device Being Developed for New Cars

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Drunk Driving Device Being Developed for New Cars
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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...