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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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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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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Utah First State to Lower Legal BAC Limit

Inno-admin/ December 11, 2018/ drinking and driving, Drunk & Impaired Driving, DUI law, legal BAC, legal limit, Legislation & Public Policy

Utah First State to Lower Legal BAC Limit Utah will soon be the strictest state in the nation when it comes to DUI law. On December 30, 2018, the legal driving blood alcohol limit will be lowered from .08 to .05, making Utah the first state in the U.S. to officially put the law in place. Will Stricter Standards Reduce Drunk Driving? A

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Fraternities Will Have to Ditch Hard Alcohol, Says NIC

Inno-admin/ October 30, 2018/ alcohol ban, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, alcohol-related death, college drinking, Legislation & Public Policy, Making a Difference, NIC, underage drinking

Fraternities Will Have to Ditch Hard Alcohol, Says NIC 10 Arrested in Death of LSU Student After Fraternity Drinking Ritual South Carolina Frat Member Found Dead After St. Patrick’s Day Party, Died of Alcohol Poisoning Medical Examiner Rules Alcohol a Factor in Death of U of M Student Headlines like these are all too common in the world of college fraternities,

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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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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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Tennessee Court Says DUI Testing Fees Unconstitutional

Inno-admin/ March 6, 2018/ drunk driving, dui tactics, DWI & Specialty Courts, DWI Courts, impaired driving, Legislation & Public Policy

Tennessee Court Says DUI Testing Fees Unconstitutional For eight years, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has collected a $250 fee for blood and breath tests from individuals convicted of drunk driving. In a move that could change how DUI cases in Tennessee are prosecuted, the Court of Criminal Appeals in Knoxville recently struck down this practice as unconstitutional. The

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Report Calls for Higher Taxes, Lower BAC to Reduce DWI Deaths

Inno-admin/ February 1, 2018/ alcohol-fueled offenses, BAC limit, drunk driving, dui, DUI per se, dui tactics, DWI Courts, Getting to zero, impaired driving, Legislation & Public Policy, NHTSA, NTSB

Report Calls for Higher Taxes, Lower BAC to Reduce DWI Deaths In January the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: A comprehensive approach to a persistent problem.” The consensus report—produced by an interdisciplinary committee of researchers in public health, medicine, policy, and health sciences and supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety

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