How many American drunk drivers are there? It’s a tricky question to answer, since we usually hear only about the ones who are arrested. There are many more who don’t make it into the news, even though they are guilty of the same crime. The Centers for Disease Control did a survey to find out how … [Read more...] about What If American Drunk Drivers Had Their Own Country?
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?
The trend for states to adopt ignition interlocks for drunk driving offenses is on the rise. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. Currently 29 states mandate the devices for all such offenses, including first offenses. What was … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlocks for Drunk Driving: Here Are More Benefits
If you get the feeling that you’re being watched while you’re driving these days, you probably are. The US Department of Transportation wants it that way. Every summer the USDOT rolls out its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which targets impaired drivers. Why summer? Because summer is, … [Read more...] about Notice More Police On the Road? Take Our Word For It: They’re Out There Watching You
Let’s talk about odds for a minute. If you drive a vehicle, the odds are that you’ll get into some kind of collision every 17.9 years. That’s at least four accidents over an average lifetime. Of course, many factors can change your likelihood of a crash: Driving while distracted Speeding … [Read more...] about Odds of a DWI Crash: What Is The Most Dangerous Time to Drive?
Today's post comes to us from fellow ignition interlock provider, LifeSafer. You don’t use drugs. You drink rarely. And you’d never, ever get behind the wheel if you have had so much as a tablespoon of beer. That’s how careful you are about keeping yourself, your loved ones and the roads free … [Read more...] about Drowsy Driving vs. Drunk Driving
Today's post comes to us from fellow ignition interlock provider Lifesafer. Summer is fast approaching, and statistics show that when the weather turns warm there are more drunk drivers on the road. Although there are strict penalties in place for drinking drivers who are arrested with children … [Read more...] about Drunk Drivers and Child Passengers
Today's post comes to us from fellow interlock provider, LifeSafer. According to traffic safety data by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1,987 15 to 20-year-old drivers were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2011. That number had increased by 1% from 2010 and doesn’t include the … [Read more...] about May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month