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  • TN Could Lose Highway Funding Over New DUI Law September 8, 2016
    When Tennessee’s lawmakers revised the state’s drunk driving laws earlier this year, they didn’t anticipate that one change could cost them as much as $60 million in federal highway funding. BAC limits for underage drivers Tennessee’s Senate Bill 1317, which went into effect on July 1, redefined the standards and penalties for underage drunk driving. […]
    Alison Betts
  • Just Released: NHTSA Reports Largest Jump in Drunk Driving Deaths in 10 Years September 1, 2016
    This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that U.S. traffic deaths increased 7.2% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Last year, 35,092 people lost their lives on America’s roadways. NHTSA noted the year-over-year increase is the largest in nearly 50 years. Drunk Driving Heading in the Wrong Direction Alcohol-impaired crashes (where a […]
    Alison Betts
  • Milestone & New Report Highlight Importance of Treatment Courts August 31, 2016
    According to a recent announcement by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), there are now more than 3,000 drug courts at work in the United States. This new milestone “marks a 24 percent increase in the number of drug courts in the last five years.” In addition, there are currently more than 1,300 […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Back to School 2016: Alcohol Trends on Campus August 17, 2016
    As colleges around the country gear up for the start of a new school year, some alcohol-related trends are catching the attention of administrators, parents, and students. Eating disorders meet alcohol misuse This summer Dipali Rinker, a researcher at the University of Houston, presented a paper at the 39th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism about the […]
    Alison Betts
  • California grand jury recommends technology to save on jail costs August 5, 2016
    More than half of the 600 pretrial inmates in San Mateo County, California, are in jail because they can’t find the money for bail. The county spends $206 per day, or $75,000 per year, housing these inmates. Because of this price tag, in July the county’s civil grand jury, an independent investigative group, asked the […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • New Study Questions Uber’s Impact on Drunk-Driving Deaths August 1, 2016
    Over the past couple of years ridesharing apps have claimed that they reduce drunk-driving arrests and fatalities in cities where the services are popular. Uber in particular has tapped into this claim by partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In 2015 MADD published a report stating that there is “meaningful evidence of the power Uber’s network of […]
    Alison Betts
  • Science says even moderate drinking ups risk of cancer July 27, 2016
    There’s no question that heavy drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol misuse are bad for your health. However many of us have heard that drinking in moderation (defined as 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men) is fine and could even be good for you. Surprising Results But a new study published in […]
    Alison Betts
  • Mean Drunk? New Research Confirms It’s a Real Thing July 21, 2016
    You know the types. There’s the silly drunk. There’s the crying drunk. And then there’s the guy everyone tries to avoid: the angry, mean drunk. While people respond to alcohol in different ways, new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychopharmacology shows that in heavy drinkers, alcohol can fuel feelings of aggression, making them “mean” […]
    Alison Betts
  • Calif. Ignition Interlock Study Shows Mixed Results June 29, 2016
    Last week the California Department of Motor Vehicles released study results evaluating the specific deterrent effects of California Assembly Bill 91. This law established a mandatory ignition interlock device (IID) program in four California counties: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Alameda, and Tulare. The study looked at data from all DUI offender groups between July 1, 2010, and January […]
    Kathleen Brown
  • Four Tips for a Safe and Sober July 4th June 24, 2016
    For many, Independence Day translates to the ultimate celebration of summer. A long, hot day of swimming, BBQs, and time with family and friends is capped off by fireworks and a late-night drive home. But these very celebrations also make our national holiday one of the most dangerous times of the year for roadway fatalities […]
    Alison Betts

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