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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...

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...


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