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  • NHTSA Releases 2013 Drunk Driving Statistics December 17, 2014
    Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that drunk driving deaths in the United States are once again headed in the right direction. The latest data attributes 10,076 deaths in 2013 to intoxicated driving—a 2.5% decline from 2012. And December 2013 saw the fewest number of drunk driving deaths during the year—a surprising shift […]
    Alison Betts
  • 6 Tips for Hosting a Safe Holiday Party December 11, 2014
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 728 people will be injured or killed each day in drunk driving accidents between Thanksgiving and New Year’s—a rate two to three times higher than the rest of the year. The spike in binge drinking and drunk driving this time of year is due in part to […]
    Alison Betts
  • British Prime Minister Promises More Sobriety Bracelets November 17, 2014
    In a speech at last weekend’s G20 summit in Australia, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that if his party is returned to power in the 2015 election, he will expand the use of “sobriety bracelets” to help curb alcohol-related crime. Sources estimate that if the plan moves forward, up to 5,000 individuals a year in […]
    Matt Mitchell
  • U.S. Military Veterans Find Help and Hope in Special Court November 11, 2014
    A disproportionate number of U.S. Military Veterans find themselves embroiled in the U.S. justice system after returning from combat. Veterans Treatment Courts, first established in 2007 in Buffalo, NY, are addressing the unique needs of veterans who have become involved in the justice system as a result of disability or addiction issues stemming from their service. Today, […]
    Alison Betts
  • Infographic: Drinking & DUIs During the Holidays November 4, 2014
    There’s one holiday tradition we could all do without: the spikes in binge drinking, DUIs, and alcohol-involved crashes that come with the holiday season. A new resource is making a difference by educating communities about dangerous holiday drinking and encouraging them to take steps to address the problem. The Holiday Drinking & DUIs–Change the Trend site is a portal to […]
  • Infographic: The Scary Truth About Halloween and Drinking October 19, 2014
    Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters. The last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing booze with their boos, and as a result, DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents have become a substantial issue on All Hallows Eve. This new infographic highlights the scary truth about Halloween and drinking. See […]
  • Police Tweet Alcohol Crimes in Real-Time October 6, 2014
    Police in England are using social media to give the public a better understanding of the extent and impact of alcohol-related crime. One weekend last month, police in Devon and Cornwall, areas that attract thousands of seaside visitors each weekend, took to Twitter to chronicle the toll alcohol-related incidents take on law enforcement and emergency […]
    Alison Betts
  • Should We Have National Mandatory Minimums for DUIs? September 26, 2014
    The Chilean government is cracking down on impaired driving by imposing mandatory incarceration for drunk drivers. Recently the Chilean president signed a national law that imposes a minimum 1-year prison sentence on impaired drivers who cause crashes that result in serious injuries or deaths. DUI Crash Triggers National Response The law stems from outrage over a drunk […]
  • Schools Add New Homecoming Tradition: Mandatory Alcohol Testing September 24, 2014
    Flowers? Check. Dress and tux? Check. Dinner reservations? Check. Breathalyzer? Check. Homecoming is a highlight for many high school students, but it is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year for teens as underage drinking and alcohol-related crashes involving minors tend to increase around the event. A New Trend In an effort […]
    Alison Betts
  • Minnesota High Court Reviews Implied Consent in Drunk Driving Cases September 11, 2014
    All 50 states have implied consent laws, which state that by having a license drivers agree to alcohol testing in the event of being suspected of DWI. The exact requirements of the laws vary from state to state. In some, implied consent refers only to field sobriety tests, while in others it includes blood, breath, or […]
    Alison Betts

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