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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Drunk Driving Deaths Dipped in 2017. But That’s Not the Whole Story.

Inno-admin/ November 29, 2018/ alcohol facts, alcohol impaired crashes, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, drunk driving stats, dui, DUI stats, impaired driving, NHTSA, Societal Costs

Drunk Driving Deaths Dipped in 2017. But That’s Not the Whole Story. In 2017, 10,874 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Based on the reported numbers, alcohol-impaired driving deaths dropped 1.1% from 2016. DUI Fatality Numbers for 2016 Revised Fewer fatalities are always good news. But it is

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Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Inno-admin/ November 15, 2018/ Blackout Wednesday, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, holiday, Making a Difference, Thanksgiving

Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, football, and of course, food, but alcohol can often take center stage. Over the past five years, more than 800 people died in alcohol-involved crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period. And, with over 45 million Americans planning to take a Turkey Day road trip this year,

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In Best Known “Pot” State, Most Impaired Driving Still Linked to Alcohol

Inno-admin/ August 16, 2018/ driving while high, drugged driving, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, Law Enforcement

In Best Known “Pot” State, Most Impaired Driving Still Linked to Alcohol When Colorado became the first U.S. state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, some expressed concerns that the state would see a huge spike in drug-impaired driving. Four years later, the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice reports that cannabis alone accounts for about 6% of DUIs, while

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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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“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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