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Colorado’s Efforts to Crack Down on Drunk Driving Come With a Hefty Price Tag. But So Does Saving Lives

The discussion about impaired driving in Colorado has recently focused on the issue of drugged driving with the passage of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana in the state of Colorado in 2012. Since passage of the law, criminal justice stakeholders, the state law enforcement community, highway safety community, and the medical marijuana industry have been […]

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Top 12 of 2012: NHTSA Continues Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring Research

In October the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study on Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring. The report, which took an in-depth look at six jurisdictions in the U.S. using SCRAM transdermal alcohol monitors, recognized the testing technology as an effective tool that protects the public from future impaired driving incidents.

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Top 12 of 2012: 1st Time Interlock Laws Reducing Recidivism, Changing Behavior

In March of this year, a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety took a look at the long-term behavioral impact of 1st time DUI offender interlock laws. Specifically, the study looked at the state of Washington, which in 2004 was one of the earliest states to mandate a year of interlock for […]

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Church vs. Jail for Underage Drunk Driver in Fatal Accident?

Oklahoma District Court Judge Mike Norman is using an unusual form of punishment for a convicted DUI offender involved in a fatal accident. Tyler Alred, age 17, was convicted for manslaughter for causing the death of his friend John Dum in a crash that happened in August of this year. His sentence? Ten years of […]

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New Report: RAND Attributes Drops in DUI, Domestic Violence in South Dakota to 24/7 Sobriety Project

Today The American Journal of Public Health published an article on a three-year study done by the RAND Corporation that looked at the impact of  South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Project on alcohol-related crime. The study was conducted by the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center. According to Dr. Beau Kilmer, a senior policy researcher at RAND and […]

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NTSB’s 2013 Most Wanted List Includes Call for Technologies to Address Impaired Driving

Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating all transportation accidents, unveiled its 2013 Most Wanted List. This list highlights the ten most critical transportation issues that need to be addressed to improve safety and save lives. On the list is Substance-Impaired Driving. For the past 15 […]

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National Groups Formalize Support for Transdermal and Continuous Alcohol Monitoring

Cost savings, risk reduction, and behavior change are three of the key benefits at the core of a series of recently-passed Resolutions from leading national organizations. A number of groups have taken the step to formalize their support for alcohol monitoring technologies, and specifically transdermal or Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM), as an effective tool to […]

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Sober Days: A game changer for treatment, criminal justice

Last June, I had the opportunity to present to a group of researchers with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. As CEO of an alcohol monitoring technology company, our focus was sharing data from 1,000 individuals that we had monitored for a year or more. Our technology provides 24/7 testing, every 30 minutes, […]

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NHTSA Releases Report on Transdermal Alcohol Monitors for DUI Offenders

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new report, Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring: Case Studies, which takes an in-depth look at the state of high-tech alcohol monitoring for drunk drivers. The study is the second of three conducted by the agency, as part of their Impaired Driving program, that focuses specifically on transdermal testing, […]

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