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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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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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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Will DUI Laws Exist When Self-Driving Cars Take Over?

Any discussion of automotive technology these days will sooner or later mention autonomous cars; most of the time they’re the only thing being talked about. Enough corners have been turned in the race to eliminate…
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Kentucky Supreme Court Says A 10-Year-Old DUI Counts.

What exactly is a repeat drunk driver? Is it someone whose last conviction was five years ago? Ten? Twenty? The question means a lot in court, and the Kentucky Supreme Court has a final answer…
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After 6 DWI Convictions and Supervision Violation: One Day in Jail

The ineffective parent is a stereotype that gets lampooned regularly on TV: the one who says, “I’m counting to five…” and then does nothing. The one who says, “Or else!” but can’t answer the question,…
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If Your Mother Were Driving Drunk, Would You Call 911?

Relationships can make drunk driving a complicated matter. Your best friend has been drinking, and she says she’s driving home. Do you stop her? How far do you go in preventing her from getting behind…
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Anatomy of a Michigan DUI Murder Conviction

It’s taken a while for media outlets to stop referring to DUI crashes as “accidents.” They are, after all, the result of a deliberate decision to drink and drive. But rarely is causing death while…
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