After a DUI conviction in North Carolina, you license will be suspended for 45 days, during which it is illegal for you to operate a vehicle. After you serve that suspension, you can apply for limited driving privileges which allow you to drive to work and for essential things such as child care … [Read more...] about Information You Can Use: Ignition Interlock Laws In North Carolina
Complex as alcohol and drunk driving issues are, they can seem simple compared with the challenges that marijuana poses to the legal system. A recent Arizona Court of Appeals decision highlights just how different the two drugs are. In December the court ruled that medical marijuana patients … [Read more...] about Arizona Opens Can of Worms: Driving with Marijuana Now Legal (Sometimes)
One of the election battles that was overshadowed by the presidential results this November was marijuana legalization. In the past few years a number of states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, beginning with Colorado and Washington in 2012. On this election day Arizona had its chance, … [Read more...] about Arizona, A DUI Law Trailblazer, Says No to Legal Pot.
Everyone is aware that drinking alcohol diminishes one's ability to drive a car. However, most people are almost completely unaware just how drunk they are. It’s very common to overestimate one’s ability to drive under the influence of alcohol. That’s why so many people surrender their keys far too … [Read more...] about No, You Most Definitely Do NOT Know How Drunk You Are
Your friend is looking woozy, but she's getting into her car anyway. Like the good pal you are, you try to see what's going on. "Are you all right?" you ask. "Sure," she says. But she doesn't look all right. "You seem kind of tired. Have you had a drink?" "No way. Are you kidding? I'm on pain meds … [Read more...] about Got a Prescription for It? In Arizona, It’s Still a DUI.
Scientists have studied the effects of alcohol for generations. In recent years the rise in the use of cannabis has prompted new studies on the effects of marijuana on health and cognition. One thing is certain: neither drug is a good mix with driving. Both alcohol and marijuana impair one’s … [Read more...] about Drinking While Smoking Pot Makes Drunk Driving More Likely
Police have had many years to learn how to catch drunk drivers. There are many signs of impaired driving, as well as breathalyzers and field tests to confirm the offense once the driver is stopped. We even have good technology – ignition interlocks – to prevent drunk drivers from starting their … [Read more...] about North Carolina Troopers Going Undercover to Stop Texting Drivers
Today's post comes to us from fellow ignition interlock provider, LifeSafer. On January 1st Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana use, allowing individuals to buy a limited amount of marijuana in the same way they can buy alcohol. Although pot activists … [Read more...] about Dangers of Stoned Driving in Colorado