Tag Archives: impaired driving
hungover driving

“Morning After” and Hungover Driving is Still Impaired Driving

Think “sleeping it off” makes you safe to drive after a night of drinking? Think again. In the U.K., new statistics show that “morning after” drunk drivers account for 10% of all drunk-driving arrests. The drivers were pulled over between 6 and 8 a.m., still intoxicated hours after their last drink. People assume a few […]

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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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Holiday drinking & DUIs

Infographic: Change the Trend on Holiday Drinking & DUIs

A fatal collision following a Thanksgiving party. A teen starts the new year in a wheelchair because of an alcohol-related crash. A repeat drunk driver kills three on Christmas Day. This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also […]

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MA High School Sets Drunk Driving Message Back 30 Years

If you aren’t outraged now, you may be by the end of this post. In early October, Massachusetts high school honor student Erin Cox received a message from a friend who had been drinking, asking for a ride home from a party. According to the Boston Herald, Cox arrived to pick up her friend just […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Underage Drinking During Homecoming

Homecoming is an annual rite of passage for high school students, and one that often involves alcohol. Underage drinking and alcohol-related crashes involving minors tend to increase during homecoming season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 22% of teen drivers involved in fatal car crashes were drinking. More than half of fatal […]

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Study Shows Female Drunk Drivers Differ From Men

Women have typically represented a relatively small proportion of the drunk driving problem and this has made it more challenging to conduct research on this population. However, continued increases in impaired driving rates, impaired driving arrests, and impaired driving crashes across North America have spurred new interest in the problem. Building on a 2011 review of […]

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Removing the Guesswork: NTSB Recommends Setting Clear Goals to Reduce Drunk Driving

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the last in a five-part series examining the NTSB’s five safety issue areas. In the past four posts I’ve explored the NTSB’s recommended countermeasures to affect “meaningful reductions in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.” These include: Lowering the legal BAC […]

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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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Disconnecting “Drunk” from “Driving”: NTSB Recommends Increased Use of In-Vehicle Alcohol Testing Technology

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the third in a series examining the NTSB’s five safety issue areas. The NTSB recommends expanding the use of in-vehicle devices to prevent operation by an impaired driver. These types of devices can deliver promising outcomes for eliminating […]

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Top Impaired Driving Story of 2012: 27 States See Drop in Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

Just in time to wrap up a year full of good news in the fight against Impaired Driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the 2011 numbers for alcohol-impaired motor vehicle fatalities. Overall, the U.S. saw yet another year of reductions in traffic deaths due to alcohol, with a drop of 2.5% […]

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