The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has been doling out wads of cash lately. The recipients are agencies that promote highway safety in all its forms. Recently the Marana Police Department received, among others, a $15,000 grant to expand its programs that raise awareness of the effects of … [Read more...] about Marana PD Grant Will Teach Citizens to Know their Limit
First, let’s get our terms straight. “Dumb” is a colloquial term meaning “showing a lack of intelligence,” evidenced by the making of bad or foolish decisions. “3 percent” is derived from 2,000 drivers caught driving impaired out of 63,000 stopped in a 5-week period. "Arizona drivers" are, well, … [Read more...] about 3 Percent of Arizona Drivers are Super Dumb
A couple of days ago we gave you the bad news: DUI arrests were up over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Arizona. But there’s some good news too: overall, Arizona drunk driving arrests are down. The director of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Alberto Gutier, gives some of the … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft Have Reduced Arizona Drunk Driving Arrests
The reason governments compile numbers on every conceivable facet of public life is to answer the perennial question, “How are we doing?” On the question of holiday drunk driving, Arizona can answer, “Not too well, thank you.” A recent report by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety found that … [Read more...] about More Arizonans Arrested for DUI on Thanksgiving. What Gives?
Police in Chandler, Arizona work hard to catch drunk drivers. That’s why, presumably, they find it galling that people arrested for DUI manage to escape the consequences. How do they escape? Some don’t show up for their court appearance. Others don’t follow the orders given by the court: do … [Read more...] about Chandler Police Out to Bag 1,900 Renegade Drunk Drivers
Thousands of people visit bars in Scottsdale, Arizona every weekend. A staggering number of them will decide to drive home drunk. There will be some hard-core drunk drivers who haven’t yet been caught. A few newbies, too. But a lot of those drunk drivers won’t realize they’re too impaired to drive. … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Gets $150K to Teach Residents Just How Drunk They Are
Trying to make sense of road safety data can be a frustrating exercise. A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA), for instance, notes that road deaths in Arizona rose last year by more than 7 percent. The total number of fatalities was 962, up from 897 the year … [Read more...] about Fewer Fatal Arizona Drunk Driving Crashes Last Year. What’s Up?
Arizona gives drivers with a drunk driving conviction the chance to regain their driving privileges with an ignition interlock – a device which prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. Most offenders do well in Arizona with the device: statistics show that ignition … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Drivers Violate Their Arizona Ignition Interlock Requirement