NHTSA Awards $562 Million in Highway Safety Grants

Inno-admin/ March 2, 2020/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, grant funding, Grants & Funding, impaired driving, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA

NHTSA Awards 2 Million in Highway Safety Grants The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the allocation of $562 million in grant funds to offices of highway safety in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Grant Money to Support Road Safety Awareness Programs The funds are earmarked

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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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NHTSA: Drunk Driving Fatalities Down for Second Year in a Row

Inno-admin/ November 25, 2019/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving crashes, james owens, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, statistics

NHTSA: Drunk Driving Fatalities Down for Second Year in a Row The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released 2018 data regarding fatal motor vehicle crashes that revealed an encouraging trend. According to the report, the number of people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways has decreased for the second consecutive year. And what’s more, drunk driving fatalities followed suit.

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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

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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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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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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Labor Day Fourth Deadliest Holiday for Drunk Driving

Inno-admin/ August 28, 2018/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, General, Labor Day drunk driving, Labor Day Weekend, NHTSA

Labor Day Fourth Deadliest Holiday for Drunk Driving As summer winds down, Americans are looking forward to Labor Day—the last holiday of the season and last chance to wear white. But a wardrobe faux pas isn’t the only thing to worry about during the holiday weekend. With 298 average traffic fatalities a year, Labor Day may mark the end of summer,

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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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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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