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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MADD: Ignition Interlocks Stopped 354,372 DUI Attempts Last Year

One of the benefits of using ignition interlock devices as an anti-drunk driving measure is that they record a lot of useful data that helps legislators and courts understand how their efforts are working. Recently…
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New Legislation Would Make Alabamans Safer from Drunk Drivers

Two bills have been introduced into Alabama’s legislature that would strengthen the state’s ability to keep drunk drivers off the roads. The bills – Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 8 – would require that…
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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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Nat’l Academies of Sciences Urges Ignition Interlocks, Other Measures

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report recently which addresses the problem of drunk driving in the US. Yesterday we discussed the most controversial of the proposals made in the report…
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