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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What, Exactly, Is “A Few Beers?” Three? Five?

One of the strange things about drunk driving is that so few people know when they’re about to do it. If you’re in a store and you slip some merchandise in your pocket, you know…
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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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Why Does the UK Like Utah’s BAC Limit More Than Utah Does?

In America, we’ve got our own laws and our own way of doing things. We don’t seem to listen much to outsiders, especially when they criticize us. But Utah has garnered not criticism, but praise,…
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A Simple Message: Be Safe Out There.

  Whatever you’re doing this holiday, please drive safely and – it goes without saying – drive sober. We look forward to sharing more ideas and news with you on The Clear Road in the…
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Harvard: Ignition Interlocks Work Now, Autonomous Cars Might Someday

A recent essay in the Harvard Journal on Legislation has explored an idea that some people might find radical: install ignition interlocks in all vehicles to prevent drunk driving collisions. An ignition interlock, or car…
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Wisconsin Considers a Lower Drinking Age. Are They Serious?

Three Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have introduced a bill to lower the state’s legal drinking age to 19. Currently the national age is 21. Supposedly the legislators are doing this because 19 is old enough…
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Utah Keeps .05 Limit But Gets the Jitters Anyway

A while back Utah became the first state to lower its legal DUI blood alcohol limit to .05 from .08. In theory, that means that it would be a little easier to be arrested for…
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Will Man Bite Dog? Wisconsin Contemplates Criminalizing 1st OWI

“Man Bites Dog” is the stereotypical news headline for an unthinkable or improbable event. But occasionally strange things do happen. This time it is threatening to happen in Wisconsin, a state with residents known embracing…
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