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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...

2010-10-25 10:23:00

Increased Enforcement This Week as Crashes Involving Suspected Drugged Drivers on Rise HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are reminding motorists that driving while under the influence of prescription and over-the-counter medication can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs. PennDOT will work with state and municipal police departments throughout Halloween week to step up...

2010-10-21 09:03:00

TROY, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Designate, a fleet of professional drivers that provides transportation to get people and their cars home safely after a night of drinking, has launched a new Smartphone application to help users manage their nightlife. Currently available on iPhone and Android platform Smartphones, the lifestyle application tool is a blood alcohol concentration estimator designed to help users gauge their ability to drive based on several key factors, including...

2010-10-12 10:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol is highly regulated by both the state and federal governments. Did you know that Iowa mandates ignition interlock devices for drunk drivers? Did you know that alcohol is prohibited to be sold in Kentucky on Election Day? Did you know that happy hour is prohibited in Illinois bars and restaurants? Help stay current with the changes in the laws concerning marketing and merchandising beverage...

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2010-10-04 14:05:06

Data from a large California hospital shows that crashing a car while drunk and going straight to the emergency room does not earn someone a direct DUI conviction. Among people admitted to the ER with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit, "the conviction rate is 59 percent," Dr. James F. Holmes of UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento told Reuters in an interview. "So there are 40 percent that are getting away with it." Researchers looked at 241 drivers who had been admitted to...

2010-09-23 09:12:00

Victims & Legislators Call for Passage of Federal ROADS SAFE Act for Lifesaving New Car Technology New Data Shows Drunk Driving Deaths Cut in Half Since MADD's Founding, Yet Still Represent a Third of All Highway Fatalities WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty years after a grieving mother started the movement to stop drunk driving, and a decade since the successful passage of the lifesaving national .08 BAC limit, hundreds of victims and activists from across the...

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2010-09-23 11:35:00

Blood alcohol levels below the current legal limit for driving have a significant negative effect on a person's dexterity. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Research Notes found that just two single vodka and orange drinks were enough to make senior volunteers struggle at an obstacle avoidance test while walking. Judith Hegeman worked with a team of researchers from Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, to carry out the tests in 13 healthy men and women (average...

2010-09-20 07:58:00

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company and an industry leader in promoting responsible drinking, applauds the efforts that contributed to a 7.4% decline in alcohol-related driving fatalities in 2009. This data, reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found that 33 states and Puerto Rico experienced a decline in the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2009 compared to 2008....

2010-09-09 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation today released 2009 data that shows drunk-driving deaths fell to a record-low level. Drunk-driving fatalities - those in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater - declined by 7.4 percent in 2009 from 2008 and 19 percent since 2000. In 2009, the overall number of highway deaths fell to the lowest level since 1950, while the year also recorded the...

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2010-08-18 10:47:43

New study sheds light on recovery from intoxication A new study shows the impact of alcohol intoxication on reasoning and problem-solving abilities and may explain why some people feel they have recovered enough to drive after drinking. The research, led by Peter J. Snyder, PhD, vice president of research for Lifespan, is the first to explore how these cognitive abilities are impacted during both rising and declining blood alcohol concentrations, at matched blood alcohol level concentrations,...