Category Archives: impaired driving

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/ 0 comments

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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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/ 0 comments

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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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/ 0 comments

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/ 0 comments

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/ 0 comments

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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4 Activities to Avoid If You Plan to Drink this 4th of July

inno-admin/ June 28, 2018/ 4th of july drunk driving, alcohol and fireworks, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, Boating Under the Influence, drinking alcohol problems, dui tactics, Fourth of July drinking, holiday drunk driving, impaired driving, July 4th designated driver, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

4 Activities to Avoid If You Plan to Drink this 4th of July From California to Maine, people will soon be gathering in parks and backyards to celebrate Independence Day. For many, the holiday isn’t complete without a few beers, a festive cocktail, or a couple of glasses of wine. And while alcohol and July 4th celebrations may go together

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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/ 0 comments

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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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/ 0 comments

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/ 0 comments

“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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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/ 0 comments

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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