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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Ignition Interlocks for Motorcycles: Does It Make Sense?

Inno-admin/ October 24, 2017/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, dui, ignition interlock, ignition interlock study, legal BAC, Monitoring & Technology, Motorcycles, NHTSA

Ignition Interlocks for Motorcycles: Does It Make Sense? Last May, a study headed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posed an interesting question: does it make sense to apply ignition interlocks to motorcycles? Examining data from 2011, NHTSA found that motorcycle fatalities “increased from 3,270 deaths in 2002 to 4,612 deaths in 2011.” Of those fatal crashes, 30 percent

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Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests

Inno-admin/ June 7, 2017/ alcohol breath test, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, First-time DUI Offenders, Global Perspective, ignition interlock, impaired driving, reasonable suspicion

Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have a “reasonable suspicion” that they are driving under the influence of alcohol. Currently, during a DUI checkpoint or DUI stops, Canadian police ask questions and engage drivers in a conversation to look for signs of impairment. If those signs exist, they can ask a driver to

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Three States May Reduce BAC Limit for Drunk Driving

Inno-admin/ March 7, 2017/ drunk driving, drunk driving deaths, drunk driving limit, dui, dui tactics, First-time DUI Offenders, ignition interlock, impaired driving, legal BAC, Legislation & Public Policy, NTSB

The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their way, that could soon change. Since 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called on states to reduce the legal BAC for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. The agency notes that research shows the risk of a fatal crash more than

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