Category Archives: NHTSA

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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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/ 0 comments

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/ 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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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/ 0 comments

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/ 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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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/ 0 comments

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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Saturday Cinco de Mayo Could Mean More Drunk Driving

inno-admin/ April 30, 2018/ Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, alcohol-impaired driving, Cinco de Drinko, Cinco de Mayo, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, holiday drinking, NHTSA/ 0 comments

Saturday Cinco de Mayo Could Mean More Drunk Driving Commemorating Mexico’s 1862 defeat of French forces, Cinco de Mayo—only sporadically celebrated throughout Mexico—didn’t gain widespread popularity as a U.S. holiday until the 1960s, when it became a way for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their heritage and for Anglo-Americans to learn about Mexican culture. But, as the holiday’s popularity began to grow

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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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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/ 0 comments

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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