Need a Sober Ride Home? There’s An App For That

Inno-admin/ July 27, 2018/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, NHTSA, smartphones, Societal Costs, technology, Uncategorized

Need a Sober Ride Home? There’s An App For That In 2016, nearly half of all drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 16 and 34. And according to the Pew Research Center, more than 90% of Americans in that age group own a smartphone. Two mobile apps are tapping into those overlapping demographics to target

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Flexible Sobriety Checkpoints Are A Low-Cost Tactic For Deterring DUIs

Inno-admin/ July 19, 2018/ alcohol misuse, alcohol-fueled offenses, CDC, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, Law Enforcement, NHTSA, sobriety checkpoints

Flexible Sobriety Checkpoints Are A Low-Cost Tactic For Deterring DUIs On a Saturday night last month, a sobriety checkpoint in Harrisburg, PA stopped 475 vehicles. But for all their efforts, police in Dauphin County made only two DUI arrests. At that same checkpoint location in 2015, 300 vehicles where stopped and 24 arrests were made. Sobriety checkpoints have long served

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When It Comes To Boating, Alcohol and Water Don’t Mix

Inno-admin/ June 22, 2018/ alcohol abuse, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, Law Enforcement

When It Comes To Boating, Alcohol and Water Don’t Mix With summertime boating season underway, it’s important to remember that impaired driving isn’t limited to the roadways. Boating under the influence (BUI) is just as dangerous as drunk driving and it’s illegal in all 50 states. The Dangers of BUI According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is the leading contributing

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Study Says Stricter State Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer DUI Deaths

Inno-admin/ June 15, 2018/ alcohol abuse, alcohol facts, CDC, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, impaired driving, Societal Costs

Study Says Stricter State Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer DUI Deaths Do deaths from alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes decrease when states enact more restrictive alcohol policies? It’s a question being asked by researchers in a new study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Tougher Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer Deaths “Association of State Alcohol Policies with Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among

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Summer DUIs: Drunk Driving Never Goes Into Vacation Mode

Inno-admin/ May 24, 2018/ alcohol abuse, alcohol facts, alcohol-fueled offenses, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, holiday drinking, NHTSA, SAMHSA, Societal Costs, summer drinking, Uncategorized, underage drinking

Summer DUIs: Drunk Driving Never Goes Into Vacation Mode Whether it’s backyard barbecues, boating on the lake, or catching a baseball game, summertime offers plenty of opportunities for people to socialize and spend more time outside. And for many, enjoying summer activities also means consuming alcohol. As a result, the summer months see a substantial increase in both alcohol-involved crashes

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Dash Cams Provide Frightening View of Drunk Driving

Inno-admin/ May 15, 2018/ Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, dash cam, dash cam video, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, General, impaired driving

Dash Cams Provide Frightening View of Drunk Driving A growing number of people are using dashboard cameras to prove safe driving habits or to protect themselves during traffic accidents. But these devices are also providing a terrifying, front-seat perspective on the dangers of drunk driving and the poor choices impaired drivers make. For example, this video shows a Georgia woman

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“No Refusal” DUI Policies: Time Is A Factor

Inno-admin/ May 3, 2018/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, legislation, Legislation & Public Policy, U.S. Supreme Court

“No Refusal” DUI Policies: Time Is A Factor During a drunk-driving traffic stop or following a crash, time is a critical factor when it comes to accurately determining a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Because the human body rapidly metabolizes consumed alcohol, if too much time passes between the initial stop and the administration of a BAC test, the results

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Saturday Cinco de Mayo Could Mean More Drunk Driving

Inno-admin/ April 30, 2018/ Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, alcohol-impaired driving, Cinco de Drinko, Cinco de Mayo, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, holiday drinking, NHTSA

Saturday Cinco de Mayo Could Mean More Drunk Driving Commemorating Mexico’s 1862 defeat of French forces, Cinco de Mayo—only sporadically celebrated throughout Mexico—didn’t gain widespread popularity as a U.S. holiday until the 1960s, when it became a way for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their heritage and for Anglo-Americans to learn about Mexican culture. But, as the holiday’s popularity began to grow

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Tennessee Proposes Banning DUI Offenders From Purchasing Alcohol

Inno-admin/ March 29, 2018/ alcohol-fueled offenses, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, Legislation & Public Policy, NHTSA

Tennessee Proposes Banning DUI Offenders From Purchasing Alcohol Tennessee lawmakers are looking to significantly limit the access to alcohol for anyone convicted of a DUI. Sponsored by Rep. Bud Hulsey and Sen. Frank Niceley, House Bill 1698 would require convicted drunk drivers to forfeit their privilege to purchase alcohol for a specified period of time. According to the National Highway

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Self-Reported Drunk and Dangerous Driving Decreasing, Survey Shows

Inno-admin/ March 28, 2018/ alcohol-impaired driving, dangerous driving, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, impaired driving, Societal Costs, TIRF

Self-Reported Drunk and Dangerous Driving Decreasing, Survey Shows The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA (TIRF) has released the 2017 results from their annual Road Safety Monitor, a public opinion survey focusing on self-reported drunk and dangerous driving behaviors. TIRF is reporting a decrease of self-reported drunk driving since the survey’s first release in 2015, suggesting that Americans are becoming more

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