Hesitation to Use Ridesharing Services, Public Transportation Causing an Increase in DUIs?

Inno-admin/ August 5, 2020/ alcohol abuse, covid-19, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, ridesharing, ridesharing apps

Hesitation to Use Ridesharing Services, Public Transportation Causing an Increase in DUIs? Following months of quarantine and social distancing, many jurisdictions throughout the country are now reporting a disturbing new trend: an increase in DUI arrests. There are a number of potential explanations for such an increase, including the fact that people are more hesitant to use ridesharing options and public

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Domestic Violence: The Hidden Danger of Social Distancing

Inno-admin/ April 14, 2020/ alcohol abuse, alcohol and domestic violence, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, coronavirus, covid-19, Domestic Violence, social distancing

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Danger of Social Distancing For most, this is a time of fear and uncertainty. Unfortunately, for some, the fear comes more from the solution than from the COVID-19 virus itself. While social distancing is essential to help minimize exposure to the virus and to save lives, the act itself can be dangerous for those in an abusive

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NHTSA Awards $562 Million in Highway Safety Grants

Inno-admin/ March 2, 2020/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, grant funding, Grants & Funding, impaired driving, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA

NHTSA Awards 2 Million in Highway Safety Grants The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the allocation of $562 million in grant funds to offices of highway safety in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Grant Money to Support Road Safety Awareness Programs The funds are earmarked

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After One Year With Stricter DUI Laws, Utah Arrest Data Appears Mixed

Inno-admin/ January 27, 2020/ .05 BAC, BAC limit, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving limit, DUI law, legal limit, Legislation & Public Policy, Utah DUI Law

After One Year With Stricter DUI Laws, Utah Arrest Data Appears Mixed On Dec. 30, 2019, the state of Utah marked one year under revised DUI laws that reduced the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) used to identify drivers as impaired–down from 0.08% to 0.05%. The Beehive State was the first in the union—and remains the only state thus far—to adopt this

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GHSA Releases Report on Combating Threat of High-Risk Impaired Drivers

Inno-admin/ December 12, 2019/ Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, GHSA, high-risk impaired drivers, HRIDs, individualized justice, Legislation & Public Policy, Monitoring & Technology, NHTSA, Responsibility.org, Target 25, York County

GHSA Releases Report on Combating Threat of High-Risk Impaired Drivers This week, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in partnership with Responsibility.org released a report, High-Risk Impaired Drivers: Combating a Critical Threat, which emphasizes the need for a comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing the pervasive problem of High-Risk Impaired Drivers (HRIDs). HRIDs are impaired driving offenders who are likely to

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NHTSA: Drunk Driving Fatalities Down for Second Year in a Row

Inno-admin/ November 25, 2019/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving crashes, james owens, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, statistics

NHTSA: Drunk Driving Fatalities Down for Second Year in a Row The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released 2018 data regarding fatal motor vehicle crashes that revealed an encouraging trend. According to the report, the number of people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways has decreased for the second consecutive year. And what’s more, drunk driving fatalities followed suit.

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Cars May Soon Determine if You’ve Had Too Much to Drink

Inno-admin/ July 18, 2019/ ACTS, BAC testing, Breath Testing, DADSS, drinking and driving, Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, DUI costs, DUI technology, impaired driving, Monitoring & Technology, NHTSA, Volvo

Cars May Soon Determine if You’ve Had Too Much to Drink Shortly after consuming that last drink, you choose to get in your car and drive home. Unwise as that decision may be, it’s yours to make. Soon, that decision may be made for you—by your car. With more than 10,000 lives and $44 billion lost as a result of drunk

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Survey Shows Americans Favor Alternative Ways to Combat Drunk Driving

Inno-admin/ May 9, 2019/ .05 BAC, alcohol-impaired driving, Alternative Strategies, continuous alcohol monitoring, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving research, ignition interlock, Legislation & Public Policy, National Safety Council, National Transportation Safety Board, NHTSA, sobriety checkpoints, traffic safety

Survey Shows Americans Favor Alternative Ways to Combat Drunk Driving In recent years, progress on reducing the number of drunk driving deaths has seemingly stalled. Alcohol-impaired driving consistently accounts for approximately a third of all traffic fatalities. In 2017 that translated to 10,874 fatalities from crashes involving drivers with a BAC of .08 or higher.  While there is no silver bullet

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Infographic: Prom and Underage Drinking

Inno-admin/ April 24, 2019/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, infographic, prom, teen drinking, teen drunk driving, underage drinking, underage drunk driving

Infographic: Prom and Underage Drinking Spring has arrived, the end of the school year is in sight, and prom festivities are taking place. These joy-filled celebrations too often include alcohol and the accompanying perils of underage drinking and driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in three alcohol-related teen traffic fatalities occurred during the prom season, from

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DUI Checkpoints: Advertise or Surprise?

Inno-admin/ April 10, 2019/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, dui checkpoints, DUI countermeasures, dui tactics, fair dui flyer, google, High Visibiliy Enforcement, Law Enforcement, Legislation & Public Policy, public policy, sobriety checkpoints, waze

DUI Checkpoints: Advertise or Surprise? The goal of DUI checkpoints is primarily deterrence: to raise the perceived risk of arrest, and secondarily to enforce drunk and impaired driving laws. Checkpoint information such as location and time is often highly publicized in the targeted areas using High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) tactics to promote compliance with the law. But, not all agencies and

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