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Driving Under the Influence: The Dangers of Marijuana-impaired Driving

Over the past couple weeks, we’ve examined the issue of driving under the influence, discussing the role of strict laws in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road and looking at some new approaches to keeping people from driving when they’re intoxicated. But as we consider some potential solutions, we also have to […]

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Driving Under the Influence: New Solutions to the Drunk Driving Problem

In 2013, more than 32 people died every day because someone decided to get behind the wheel when they’d been drinking. By now, you’d think people would know better! But even though the number of yearly drunk driving deaths has dropped dramatically over the past three decades, there are still countless people who aren’t getting the […]

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Driving Under the Influence: Do Strict DUI Laws Really Work?

Year after year, statistics confirm that the single most dangerous thing a driver can do is get behind the wheel drunk. This is no surprise; after all, the more intoxicated a driver is, the more he or she becomes literally unable to drive safely. But compared with thirty years ago, today less than half as […]

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RoboCop Fights Drunk Driving this Holiday Season

NHTSA Releases RoboCop Drunk Driving PSA Bet you didn’t know that RoboCop has a fifth directive now: to stop drunk drivers. Police are cracking down on drunk driving until the end of the holiday season. And RoboCop is helping the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration (NTHSA) get the message out: Drive sober or get […]

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Thanksgiving Driving: Tips to Keep You Safe

An estimated 43 million people will be spending part of their Thanksgiving driving. If you’ll be hitting the road tomorrow, stay safe! Thanksgiving is the most dangerous day of the year for driving. Don’t let a mistake behind the wheel ruin your holiday. Follow these important tips for safe Thanksgiving driving. Check Road Conditions There’s […]

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Be safe on July 4th while having a ball

This July 4th there are a ton of ways to have ball that will keep you safe and won’t put you in danger of killing someone while driving drunk (yes, that’s harsh, but it’s true). Whether or not you’ve taken driver’s ed, you probably know that drunk driving is illegal. No one ever actually plans to […]

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Lower BAC Limits Recommended by Experts

Every hour in the United States, an average of 20 people are injured and one person is killed as a result of impaired drivers who aren’t necessarily over the current 0.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit. To change those statistics, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman and NTSB investigators recommended that the legal BAC limits […]

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Say No to St. Patrick’s Day Drinking and Driving

In the United States, 36 million people are of Irish descent. Compare that to the population of Ireland: only 4.4 million. So, guess what country in the world will have the most festive and large-scale celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Americans like the holiday and very often go truly crazy with themed parties and liquor […]

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Super Bowl: No Drunk Driving for Football Fans

Are you a player? Do you like team sports? Well, I dare to claim that driving is a team game too, and you have to be a player to handle it: you have to know the rules, consider your teammates and constantly improve your technique. And it turns out that for many drivers, handling the […]

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Drunk Driving Penalty: An Unusual Sentence

After reading about this unconventional drunk driving penalty and the odd punishment for the sidewalk driver from Cleveland, I seriously wonder if judges in Ohio in some kind of competition for doling out weird sentences. On Tuesday, a judge in northeast Ohio sentenced a drunk driver to view bodies of car crash fatalities. The 27-year-old […]

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