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  • Colorado Tries Free Parking and Rides to Stop Drunk Driving August 20, 2014
    According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), more than 26,000 Coloradans are arrested for DUI and over 150 people are killed in alcohol-related crashes each year. In an effort to combat drunk driving, on the last Fridays in August CDOT is offering “Last Call Lots” near some of downtown Denver’s most popular watering holes. The innovative pr […]
    Alison Betts
  • A Possible Crystal Ball for Predicting Which Teens Will Binge Drink July 31, 2014
    Researchers in Europe may have started to unlock the mystery of why some teens binge drink and others don’t. For their study, published in July in Nature, researchers took brain scans and analyzed the behaviors of 700 14-year-olds across Europe. In particular, they noted the teens’ personality traits, background, genetics, and drinking patterns. They then [… […]
  • Should Passengers be Held Responsible for Drunk Drivers? July 29, 2014
      Thomas Gallagher has a long history of alcohol-related offenses and, sadly, it is not surprising that he was drunk when he caused the car crash that killed Meredith Demko earlier this month in West Lampeter, PA. What is noteworthy is that the people in his car knew he was in no shape to drive. In […] The post Should Passengers be Held Responsible for Drunk […]
    Alison Betts
  • Ridesharing Apps: The Cure for Drunk Driving? July 14, 2014
    Reporters with the Washington Post recently took a look at DUI stats in a handful of cities where ridesharing apps, such Uber and Lyft, are in place. What they discovered has some prominent groups taking notice. The analysis, published on the Post’s WonkBlog, took a look at DUI arrest rates in a handful of cities where ridesharing […] The post Ridesharing Ap […]
    Alison Betts
  • Government Accountability Office Reviews Ignition Interlock Installation Rates July 9, 2014
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a review of ignition interlocks: Alcohol Ignition Interlocks Are Effective While Installed; Less Is Known About How to Increase Installation Rates. Summary The report concluded that, when installed, alcohol ignition interlocks effectively reduce the rate of re-arrest for DWI. Once the devices a […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • Federal Funds Available for Juvenile and Family Drug Courts July 9, 2014
    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced two fiscal year 2014 funding opportunities. Both applications are due by July 23, 2014. Enhancements to Juvenile Drug Courts. A Juvenile Drug Court provides comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, community-based services for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justic […]
  • CDC Reports 1 in 10 Adult Deaths Tied to Excessive Drinking July 7, 2014
    Intoxicated driving may be the most high-profile cause of alcohol-related deaths, but a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the consequences of excessive drinking go far beyond the roads. According to the article published in Preventing Chronic Disease, CDC researchers found that excessive drinking is responsible for nearl […]
  • The Cost of a Beer During a Campus Visit? $2 and Your College Admission July 3, 2014
    You’ve worked hard for four years. You’ve taken your SATs and ACTs, gotten letters of recommendation, filled out countless applications, and been accepted to your dream college. And now you’re off to visit campus. Time to party, right? Not so fast. Many colleges invite admitted students to spend some time on campus during the summer […] The post The Cost of […]
    Alison Betts
  • Two Progressive TN Laws Expand Monitoring to Non-DUI Offenders, Mandate Treatment June 30, 2014
    On July 1, two new laws go in to effect in Tennessee that keep the state at the forefront of progressive legislation aimed at better supervising and deterring future behavior of repeat offenders. Amelia’s Law is named after Maryville, Tennessee, teenager Amelia Keown, who was killed in a head-on collision with an offender who had a long […] The post Two Prog […]
    Kathleen Brown
  • New Study: Roadside Lasers Can Detect Alcohol Vapors in Cars? June 23, 2014
    Studies show that first-time DUI offenders drive drunk an average of 80 times before getting caught. While many communities are committed to preventing and stopping drunk driving, it’s simply not possible for local law enforcement to spot every impaired driver. But jurisdictions could soon get some high-tech help from lasers. Researchers in Poland recently u […]
    Alison Betts

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