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Is Drunk Driving Just a 20th Century Problem?

Three major reports about the state of drunk driving in America have come out already this year. And what’s surprising is that they all are placing a lot of faith in technology as the answer to [...]

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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 [...]

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New Phone App Will Tell You’re Drunk By How You Walk

Technology marches on. And while it’s marching, it’s being called upon to protect us from ourselves in various ways. It was just 79 years ago that Rolla N. Harger invented the first machine that [...]

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Who Knew? GM Invented the DUI Ignition Interlock in 1970.

Your Hump-day Recess: A Swing and a Miss at DUI Prevention Everyone in 1970 was aware that drunk driving was a serious problem, but no one knew what to do about it. That year, the NIH tells [...]

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Sure, Self-Driving Cars Will Cure Drunk Driving. But Will They Outsmart Us?

Cars are pretty smart these days. They can take over the wheel when you parallel park. They can apply the brakes when you’re in danger of a crash. They can pump you up as soon as your tire [...]

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New Chevy Reports on Your Teen Driver – But What’s Missing?

If you’re a parent, you’re right to be nervous when they let their teens drive. Your remember their own teen years, and how you took chances, sped, cut corners (sometimes literally) [...]

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An “Ignition Interlock” for Texting? Don’t Worry — It’s On the Way.

“There ought to be a law.“ That’s what people say when they feel threatened by some practice. Laws are meant to protect people from unnecessary danger, after all. The problem is, when there is a [...]

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Will Wisconsin Add Biomarkers To Its Anti-OWI Arsenal?

There are two types of OWI offenders, say police officers and alcohol counselors. One type of offender is frightened, upset, immediately repentant after the arrest, and unlikely to reoffend. [...]

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Ignition Interlocks Today: Improved Accuracy and Reliability

People who have never used one of today’s ignition interlock devices (IID) are often told that they’re inaccurate, giving alcohol readings above what is actually present in the system. In fact, [...]

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Driverless Cars Are Getting Big. Will Driving Go the Way of Horseback Riding?

January 1st will be a big day for UK road transportation. That’s when self-driving cars will be allowed on public roads there. And the UK is not alone in ceding the roads to unpiloted cars: [...]

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