There are those who think that drunk driving legislation in the US has gotten out of hand. In particular, some people rail against the .08 blood alcohol limit for intoxication, which is the national standard. Others think that a first DUI should not be such a big deal. Ignition interlocks, they say … [Read more...] about Think the US is Too Tough on Drunk Drivers?
When scoping the roads, the police look for the signs of drunk driving. Some of those signs are subtle, some are obvious. And once in a while, the signs are flattened. Recently a woman drove over a street sign at the junction of Mills Road and Ivy Road in Greenville. She was trying to negotiate … [Read more...] about All The Signs Are There: Drunk Driving in Greenville, NC.
If you've been ordered to install an ignition interlock, and you're a North Carolina driver, you might have some questions about this new device that's about to enter your life. No worries - it's not difficult to manage, and your life will soon be back to normal if you follow instructions and … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock Basics for North Carolina
It isn’t hard having an alcohol-detecting device in your car. But you do need to be aware of it. Because an ignition interlock fuel cell looks for the molecular signature of alcohol, which is common to many substances, you’re liable to set it off accidentally. When the device was installed you … [Read more...] about Can an Air Freshener Make Me Fail My Ignition Interlock Test?
If you read the news across the country, it’s clear that the jury’s in regarding ignition interlocks: they work to reduce alcohol-related road deaths. More and more states are mandating the devices for all drunk drivers, including first offenders. Other states are tightening up their laws and … [Read more...] about What Ignition Interlock Opponents Get Wrong
Ignition interlocks have one purpose - to keep a driver from starting a vehicle if he or she has been drinking. And the devices do that well. Sometimes they appear to do it too well: the devices do such a good job detecting alcohol that they register a fail for reasons other than drinking – like … [Read more...] about I’ve got an ignition interlock and a big date. Can I use mouthwash?
You’re driving back from a restaurant after a sumptuous meal. A police officer pulls you over – maybe you forgot to signal, or maybe it’s the proverbial broken taillight. Just then you remember that, while you didn’t drink, you had a dish smothered in wine sauce. Do you need to fear the … [Read more...] about Could a Brandy Peppercorn Steak Flambé Lead to a DUI?
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that has made a big impression on the US. Just as on St. Patrick’s Day the joys of being Irish are celebrated by people whose ancestors hailed from Oslo and Bangalore, in Yuma Cinco de Mayo given the full treatment by all who like a good party, regardless of their … [Read more...] about In Yuma, Cinco de Mayo DUI Patrols Begin Early This Year