Tag Archives: sobriety checkpoints

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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In Kansas, Refuse a DUI Test and You Could End Up in Jail

Despite the fact that all 50 states have implied consent laws, which dole out punishment for refusal to take a sobriety test, refusals are still common practice in many states, and it’s letting repeat drunk drivers who are well versed in their state laws walk away from DUI convictions. Implied consent laws apply penalties to […]

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Bottle to Throttle: Alcohol Takes Center Stage in New Hollywood Blockbuster

I’m not Up in the Air like George Clooney, I don’t have 10 million frequent flyer miles—or even a million miles—but as someone who spends a considerable amount of time traveling by air, this topic scares me. A lot. I only hope that if such a travesty were to occur, Denzel Washington is the pilot […]

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Overseas Vacation? Better Think Twice About Driving After You Drink

Ah, summer vacation is right around the corner, and many Americans are gearing up to travel outside of the country. Maybe it’s jet-setting off to France and Italy for the wine lovers, or Germany and Belgium for the beer lovers. Where ever one chooses to travel during this summer vacation, it may be worth noting […]

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St. Patrick’s Day American Style: Why Do We Drink So Much?

St. Patrick’s Day and green beer. While shamrocks, bag pipes, and corned beef all take center stage during the annual celebration of all things Irish, drinking—with a notable nod to green beer—has become the focal point of our Irish celebrations. According National Geographic, 4.2 billion pints worldwide, to be exact. So why do we associate […]

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Making a Difference

Over the course of the past decade, great strides have been made in the development and implementation of innovative approaches in the fight against drunk driving and other alcohol-fueled offenses. Sobriety checkpoints. Proven technologies for the car and the person. Specialty courts with rehabilitation in mind, not just punishment. High-intensity probation teams. Promising new court […]

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