If you’re new to the world of ignition interlocks, you might be a bit nervous every time you blow into it. You might feel you’re being judged, or watched. But in fact, an ignition interlock - also called a car breathalyzer - is a simple, straightforward device with one task: to prevent a vehicle … [Read more...] about Accidentally Blow a “Fail” on Your Monitech Ignition Interlock? It’s Not the End of the World.
The North Carolina House has shown what it’s made of. Legislators passed two DWI bills which, if they became law, would make life tougher for drunk drivers in the state, and thus make the roads safer for everyone. Support was overwhelming for both House Bill 31 and 32. The first bill changes the … [Read more...] about Two Strong DWI Bills Pass First Hurdle.
Next Stop: North Carolina Senate
If you have a drop of Irish blood – or even if you don’t – you might be thinking of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with friends next Tuesday. That’s fine, but statistics show that DUI arrests and crashes go up on this holiday, so it’s important that you plan ahead. If you’re going to be … [Read more...] about Next Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day –
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Alcohol is strong stuff. It affects our senses, our judgment, and our physical responses. Moreover, there’s no antidote for its effects. Not coffee, not a cold shower, not even sleep. Only time will dissipate the effects of impairment. And that’s fine, as long as you allow for alcohol to leave … [Read more...] about Sometimes Sleeping It Off Isn’t Enough
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We'd make our roads a lot safer if we could separate drinking and driving altogether. But no one’s been able to do that. The words seem to go together - you hear them on the news and in conversation all the time. One of the reasons drunk driving is still with us is that people believe they are … [Read more...] about 6 Myths about Drinking and Driving
If you’re required to have an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle, chances are you’ve been thrown into a new and very confusing world of laws, regulations and choices. Where do I go for an interlock? Which one do I choose? How do the devices work? You might already know the … [Read more...] about Getting an Ignition Interlock in North Carolina?
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Drinking and driving is a costly enterprise. The risk of impaired driving to life and limb is well-documented. Recently insurancequotes.com commissioned a survey to study the costs of DWIs and other moving violations on one’s insurance premiums. The results are almost as scary as those 1950’s films … [Read more...] about North Carolina DWI – The Country’s Highest Insurance Makes It One Expensive Mistake
A court case against you is tossed out. You're free and clear, right? Not so, at least if it’s a DWI offense. Even without a conviction, you can still lose your license. The reason is something called “implied consent.” When you apply for a driver’s license in North Carolina — or any state in … [Read more...] about DWI Evidence Tossed Out of Court –
But North Carolina Still Revokes Her License