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  • Study: Binge Drinking Affects Young Adults’ Immune Systems January 26, 2015
    Think the worst thing you’ll get from a night of hard drinking is a hangover? Think again. New research published in the scientific journal Alcohol indicates that binge drinking negatively impacts the immune system of young adults for hours after the last sip. Researchers determined that while the body’s immune system ramps up when people […]
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  • U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Revisit Warrantless Blood Draws for DUIs January 21, 2015
    The Supreme Court has turned down a request from prosecutors in Colorado to reconsider the use of warrantless blood draws as evidence in drunk driving cases. The prosecutors’ request stemmed from the case of Jack Schaufele. While Schaufele lay unconscious in a Colorado hospital following a car crash, a police officer had the medical staff take […]
    Alison Betts
  • Impaired Driving Remains a Top Priority for NTSB January 15, 2015
    Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases its “Most Wanted List” with 10 critical transportation safety improvements needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The goal of the list is to increase awareness of these serious safety issues and promote viable solutions to address them. Once again, NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” includes a push to end […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • Proposed Laws Would Bar Drunk Drivers From Buying Alcohol January 12, 2015
    Special Licenses Would Prohibit Liquor Purchases For the second time in two years, New Mexico State Representative Brian Egolf has proposed a bill to prohibit convicted drunk drivers from purchasing alcohol. The bill—which was defeated in the state’s senate in 2013—would require DUI offenders who are under orders to use an ignition interlock to carry […]
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  • I’rm Jush Tipsy! Speech Analysis Could Outsmart Drunk Drivers January 6, 2015
    Computer scientists at Queens College and Columbia University have developed software to identify if someone is drunk based on their speech. They believe someday the technology could be added to cars to keep people from driving while under the influence of alcohol. Library of Drunken Speech The software is based on the work of researchers […]
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  • Cheers or Jeers for Uber’s Surge Pricing During High DUI Holidays December 24, 2014
    In July, reporters with the Washington Post found a correlation between the introduction of ridesharing apps, such Uber, and a decline in drunk-driving arrests in some cities where the apps have gained popularity. The correlation prompted MADD to tout Uber as a “reliable and affordable alternative” to drunk driving. High Prices During Heavy Drinking Times But recent news […]
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  • 2015 Funding for Public Safety & Victim Services in Tribal Communities December 22, 2014
    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments. DOJ’s existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. CTAS funding is available […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • Will Colorado’s Felony DUI Bill Reduce Drunk Driving? December 17, 2014
    In January, Colorado lawmakers will consider a new DUI bill (HB 1036) making repeat DUI offenses a felony. Currently, Colorado is one of just five states plus the District of Columbia without a felony DUI law. DUIs in the state are treated similarly in the eyes of the court whether it is a first or tenth offense. […]
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  • Dr. Mark Rosekind Confirmed as Head of NHTSA December 17, 2014
    On December 16, 2014 the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Dr. Mark Rosekind to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The position of NHTSA administrator has been vacant for nearly a year. Dr. Rosekind became a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2010 and is a renowned expert on human fatigue. During his tenure […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • 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

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