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Super Bowl Leads to Super Drinking, Drunk Driving

The most dangerous place to be during Super Bowl 50 isn’t between the Denver Broncos’ star defense and Cam Newton—it’s out on the road. For many people, alcohol and Super Bowl celebrations go hand-in-hand. In addition, research shows that men between the ages of 21 and 35 make up the highest percentage of drunk drivers—the […]

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Drunk Driving Deaths Dropped in 2014, But the News Isn’t All Good

In November the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the official traffic fatality statistics for 2014, including fatalities tied to alcohol-related crashes. Last year drunk driving deaths fell to 9,967, finally dropping below 10,000 for the first time since 2011. Overall traffic fatalities also declined. NHTSA tempered the good news about the drop in […]

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Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there are lots of good things to look forward to during the holiday season. However, there’s one holiday tradition we could all do without: spikes in binge drinking, DUIs, and alcohol-involved crashes. Updated for 2015, this infographic highlights the troubling trend around holiday drinking and alcohol problems. Help #ChangetheTrend this […]

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Colorado DOT Uses Humor to Highlight Dangers of Buzzed Driving

The stereotypical idea of a drunk driver tends to be someone who had downed numerous drinks before stumbling into their car. But Colorado’s Department of Transportation is using humor in two new ads to tell people that getting behind the wheel after any amount of alcohol can be dangerous. CDOT’s new commercials feature some situations […]

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Is Alcohol Coming to a Fast-Food Joint Near You?

Fast food restaurants in many other parts of the world offer alcoholic beverages, but until lately booze hasn’t been on the menu in lower-end chains in the U.S. But Taco Bell may soon be changing that. Earlier this summer the chain made news by opening a Chicago location that serves wine, beer, and alcoholic slushies. […]

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Where Do Repeat Drunk Drivers Live? There’s a Map for That

Posting addresses or maps showing where convicted sex offenders live has become a common practice on law enforcement websites. Now, a police department in Wisconsin is taking a similar approach with repeat drunk drivers. The Janseville Police Department’s Project Sober Streets includes a map that shows where repeat DUI offenders live. Users can click on […]

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Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana Increases Impairment in Drivers

With an increasing number of states legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use, the results of a recent study are giving law enforcement agencies a new cause for concern when it comes to intoxicated driving. According to researchers with the Institute for Human Psychopharmacology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, combining alcohol with pot more […]

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Montana Driving Lower Alcohol Traffic Fatalities With 24/7 Sobriety

With a state population of just over 1 million, Montana continues to have one of the highest per capita alcohol-impaired driving fatality rates in the nation. Last year alone 192 people were killed on Montana’s roads and highways, with alcohol being the leading cause of fatal crashes. Although these numbers are still too high, Montana […]

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Powdered Alcohol Raising Concerns About Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving

Powdered alcohol may be widely available for sale soon, and that is raising concerns about what this new form of alcohol could mean for underage drinking, drunk driving, and public safety. Feds approve Palcohol The buzz about powdered alcohol—branded as Palcohol®—started last year when the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) initially approved […]

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Raising Taxes on Alcohol May Reduce Binge Drinking

A study recently published in Addiction indicates that raising taxes on beer, wine, and liquor may decrease rates of binge drinking among adults. Binge drinking is considered five or more drinks for a man or four or more for a woman on any one occasion. By comparing alcohol tax data for all 50 states with data from […]

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