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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,...

2010-06-24 17:22:00

Operation Dry Water Boating Under the Influence Enforcement will be Underway RICHMOND, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia boaters, take note that this weekend, June 25-27, Conservation Police Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) will be patrolling Virginia's waterways looking for boat operators with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Operation Dry Water is a national effort coordinated by the National Association of State...

2010-06-23 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Ticket, traffic ticket lawyer, would like to offer some advice on DUI offenses in the state of California. These offenses are taken very seriously and could have some heavy consequences for anyone who is charged and arrested for DUI/DWI. Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is responsible for many deaths in California. That is why officers crack down on it so hard. Any driver with a blood alcohol level of higher than 0.08% is...

2010-05-26 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released a new report showing that federal and state auto safety laws enacted over the past 20 years have saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs. The auto safety group used the report, Advocacy for Safe Cars, Safe Driving and Safe Roads: 20 Years of Saving Lives and Reducing Costs from Traffic Crashes, to call on Congress to enact additional safety measures to reduce fatalities and...

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2010-05-25 10:45:00

Celebrities like Lindsay Lohan are being ordered by courts to wear alcohol-monitoring bracelets that test blood alcohol levels through perspiration on the skin. The ankle bracelets are only sold to the courts, probation officers and others who want to make sure drunken drivers or anyone involved in alcohol-related offenses do not drink again. A judged ordered the device to be put on Lohan's ankle on Monday after the actress did not show up for a hearing last week in Beverly Hills...

2010-05-12 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graduation... Graduation is a time to celebrate. But before your graduates party, take the time to talk with them about alcohol -- it just may save a life. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100512/PH02883 ) It's About Your Teen... A teenager's brain is still developing and it is very sensitive to alcohol's effects on judgment and decision-making. Alcohol Can Be Tricky... If your graduates drink, they may temporarily feel...

2010-04-27 06:50:00

PASADENA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Many attorneys, faced with a client's call about their DUI arrest, consider the matter a mostly open-and-shut case. Either the blood alcohol level was above .08 or it wasn't. Guilty or not guilty. DUI attorney Matthew Cargal, founder of http://www.cargallaw.com and http://www.duipasadena.com, disagrees and believes that DUI cases are often much more complex than they might initially appear. Cargal's seventeen years of experience handling DUI cases...

2010-04-20 09:01:46

Using measures of blood alcohol concentration, self-assessed and observer-assessed drunkenness, a study in the North West of England has confirmed the overwhelming prevalence of extreme alcohol consumption in UK nightlife. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy interviewed and 'breathalyzed' revelers, finding that one in ten intended to drink more than 40 units by home time, with those using extended licensing hours having...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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