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  • 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 o […]
  • 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 […] The post Schools […]
    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 […] The post Minnesota High Court Review […]
    Alison Betts
  • Pennsylvania Pretrial Program Recognized for Reducing Repeat DUIs September 10, 2014
    The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has awarded Judge John Kennedy and York County, PA’s Target 25 Program the 2014 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award for outstanding highway safety accomplishments. Repeat DUIs in York County The Target 25 Program originated when Judge Kennedy, who presides over the York County Court of Common Pleas, rea […]
    Mindy Huddleston
  • Beer May Be Coming to a College Football Game Near You September 4, 2014
    Colleges may have a reputation for being awash in alcohol, but traditionally college football stadiums have been a dry island on campus. Until now. While beer is often a part of tailgating, most schools—and the conferences they play in—ban alcohol sales within the stadium itself. But according to a recent Associated Press article, as of […] The post Beer May […]
    Alison Betts
  • 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

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