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2011-03-03 10:00:00

AUSTIN, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekends are the deadliest time for alcohol-related crashes and fatalities and for many, a weekend to remember turns into a weekend to forget. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the Weekend PASS (Person Appointed to Stay Sober) campaign to reduce incidences of drunk driving and encourage young adults to plan ahead for the weekend by getting a Weekend P.A.S.S. Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Drinking and driving continues to...

2011-03-02 13:42:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from an online survey conducted by State Farm® and released today show an alarming number of drivers who use the Web while driving. In November, 2010, State Farm conducted a small "pulse check" to dig deeper into the growing use of smartphones among drivers. Survey respondents consisted of 912 drivers who met the following criteria: had a valid driver's license, reported driving at least one hour per week, and...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

Michael P. Schostok of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. says university study finding 1 in 12 fans intoxicated identifies only a fraction of those who drive drunk after sporting events. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 A Cook County personal injury lawyer says a recent study of drinking at sporting events only scratches the surface and indicates the need to increase training for alcohol servers at professional sports stadiums in Illinois and across the country. A University of...

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2011-01-30 08:55:00

Federal officials and researchers said Friday that an alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver's fitness to be on the road has the potential to save thousands of lives. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited QinetiQ North America, a research and development facility, for the first public demonstration of systems that could measure whether a motorist has a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit of .08 and prohibiting the vehicle...

2011-01-19 08:07:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's no surprise that fans drink alcohol while watching their favorite sports, but a new study measured the blood alcohol content (BAC) of fans as they exited the game and found that 8 percent of fans leave the facility legally drunk. "Getting fans to submit to a breath test and participate in a brief survey following a football or baseball game is not an easy task. We conducted BAC tests of 362 adult attendees following 13 baseball games and three football games. This...

2011-01-18 23:03:44

Study is first to measure blood alcohol levels after games It's no secret that there is a lot of alcohol consumed by fans at sporting events, but is it possible to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) of fans as they exit the stadiums? And if BAC levels can be measured, what do the results tell us? A new study published online in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research (ACER) finds that BAC levels can be measured using a breath tester on fans as they exit football and...

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2011-01-12 11:45:00

By Lisa Chedekel, Boston University Marketing efforts that encourage mixing caffeinated "energy" drinks with alcohol often try to sway young people to believe that caffeine will offset the sedating effects of alcohol and increase alertness and stamina. But a new study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University has found that the addition of caffeine to alcohol -- mixing Red Bull with vodka, for...

2010-12-13 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association strongly supports the national "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest." holiday drunk driving enforcement crackdown. According to GHSA Chairman Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., "State highway safety agencies are aggressively participating in this year's effort. State law enforcement partners will be making a very visible enforcement presence by increasing their drunk driving checkpoints and saturation...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched a series of mini telenovelas this month in an effort to extend the message to the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first U.S. state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format, which is very popular in the Spanish-speaking community. The telenovelas aired as thirty second and two minute spots...

2010-10-27 04:00:00

Halloween is an Especially Scary Weekend for Drivers in the Region BALTIMORE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year because of impaired drivers. So this October 31 and all weekend long, area law enforcement are on the lookout for drunk drivers, announced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nationally, drunk driving deaths are down. But that just shows that increased vigilance works, and not that people...


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