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NekNominate goes viral on social media

Drinking Game #NekNominate Goes Viral on Social Media

From reading updates from friends and family to watching cute cat videos, Americans spend on average over 3 hours a day on social media. And that’s why a dangerous new meme is causing such a stir. The drinking game “NekNominate” is sweeping Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other social media outlets throughout Australia, the U.K., and […]

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The impacts of college drinking

Infographic: How Much Do College Students Drink?

As college students around the country settle in for the spring semester, a new infographic from 12Keys provides an interesting picture of the role alcohol plays on campus. Big Drinking on Campus In 2012, an estimated 21.6 million students enrolled in fall classes and 80% of them had an alcoholic drink at some point. Of […]

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Thanksgiving Eve sees climb in drinking and drunk driving

Blackout Wednesday lives up to its name: Binge drinking and drunk driving spike on Thanksgiving Eve

Looking forward to scoring mega deals on Black Friday? You have to make it through Blackout Wednesday first. In many parts of the country, Thanksgiving Eve has become the biggest drinking night of the year, earning it the nickname “Blackout Wednesday.” A “Perfect Storm” for Excessive Drinking A number of factors contribute to this rise […]

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Don’t Let Drunk Driving Turn Halloween into a Real Nightmare

Spirits may be responsible for mayhem this All Hallows’ Eve, but they are likely to be of the manmade kind. Once mostly considered a chance for kids to dress up as their favorite superhero, more and more adults are taking part in Halloween. Nearly half of people aged 18 to 24, and 37% of 25- […]

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Drunk Driver Who Made YouTube Confession Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years

An Ohio court has sentenced 22-year-old Matthew Cordle, famous for confessing to killing a 61-year-old-man in a drunk driving accident via a video he posted online, to 6 ½ years in state prison. Per Ohio state law, his driving privileges were revoked for life. Cordle, who is a first-time DUI offender and was at  0.19 […]

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Powerful Video Confession Spurs #saveyourvictim Campaign

Last June just outside Columbus, Ohio, 61-year-old Vincent Canzani was killed in a drunk driving crash after another driver drove the wrong way. It happens 10,000 times a year in the U.S., even after decades of PR campaigns and ever-increasing DUI penalties. ‘ But what makes this case different is the drunk driver, who has […]

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The Impact of Alcohol Consumption in America

Infographic: The Impact of Alcohol Consumption in America

Most people are aware of the devastating consequences of alcohol-impaired driving, but the consequences of alcohol misuse and abuse extend far beyond our highways. This infographic shows the unexpected ways alcohol misuse is taking a toll on the U.S. Click infographic to enlarge. Share This Infographic On Your Site Copy and paste the following snippet: Please include attribution to […]

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New Website Gives DWI Victims the Chance to Share Their Story—Will it Make a Difference?

Jacqui Saburido is one of the most well-known drunk driving victims in the country. In September of 1999, Jacqui and four friends were headed home from a party when a drunk driver hit their car. Two passengers died at the scene and Jacqui was badly burned after the car caught fire. Her story and her […]

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To Drive or Not to Drive: NTSB urges high-visibility enforcement to influence driver decisions

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to end impaired driving. This post is the second in a series examining the NTSB’s five safety issue areas. It would be difficult to find a driver who isn’t aware that driving while impaired is illegal. Yet each day some people choose to drink and […]

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Immigration and Border Security Law Includes DUI Penalties for Those Seeking Citizenship

On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act with a majority of 68 votes. Among the many immigration and border security issues covered in its 1,200 pages, the bill includes new provisions that specifically target drunk drivers seeking entry and citizenship in the U.S. Section 3702 […]

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