Washington State Fights Drunk Driving

Washington State is pretty serious about fighting drunk driving and has some good laws on the books, including a law which requires all DUI offenders to use ignition interlocks.  But some lawmakers and police agencies…
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Idaho on Track to Pass 2 First-Rate Ignition Interlock Laws

Sometimes the news is good, and Idaho is the place to watch for good news about enlightened drunk driving legislation. Two ignition interlock bills are moving through the House now. If passed, they will change…
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One Car, One Drunk Driver, But Two Arrests in Wisconsin.

Drunk drivers get arrested all the time. However, it’s fairly rare that the front-seat passenger also gets arrested at the same time. But it happened in West Bend, Wisconsin recently. And for a very good…
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10,000 Colorado Drivers Can’t Be Wrong. Oh, Wait…

Last year Colorado law enforcement officers arrested more than 10,000 people suspected of impaired driving. Sound like a lot? Those were just the Colorado drunk drivers arrested during special enforcement periods – times when extra…
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Even Teslas Can’t Out-Think a Drunk Driver

If you follow car news, you know that Tesla is known for producing some pretty smart cars. The Model 3, the company’s mass-market offering, has been in the news for its cutting-edge electronics and safety…
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Country Singer Jared Blake’s Drunk Driving Video

Your Hump-day Recess: Personal Issues Country singer and “The Voice” contestant Jared Blake has already said plenty about his battles with substance abuse. Now he’s written a song and made a video about another aspect…
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Iowa is Putting Cameras on Ignition Interlocks. Here’s Why That’s Good.

Ignition interlock devices (IIDs)- or car breathalyzer devices which prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking – have been part of Iowa’s anti-drunk driving arsenal for more than two decades. The…
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Jan 23: Ignition Interlock Advocates Will Descend on Wisconsin Capitol

Next week a group of public spirited citizens will go to the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison to advocate for stronger drunk driving laws. On Tuesday 23 January they will be pressing for the…
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Tougher DUI Standard for California Lyft and Uber Drivers.

The neither-fish-nor-fowl nature of rideshare services like Lyft and Uber has ignited a number of controversies in the markets in which the cars operate. Are drivers employees or contract labor? Private citizens or commercial drivers?…
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Survey: People Have Reasons for Drunk Driving.

Plenty of reports get issued each year compiling data on drunk driving: how many arrests, collisions, and deaths are caused by this preventable problem. Given the consequences of drunk driving, one wonders why one would…
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