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2012-06-28 06:22:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and local police, along with PennDOT, will take part in a national enforcement effort through July 8 targeting motorists who drive under the influence. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement effort will focus on keeping Pennsylvania's roads safe during the Independence Day travel period. "Many people will celebrate and travel for the Independence Day holiday," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "Driving under the...

2012-06-25 06:28:15

BETHESDA, Md., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also decreases inhibitions--which can lead to tragic consequences on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors. In fact, research...

2012-06-13 10:27:06

Research in animal models may hold a key to teens' behavior Research into alcohol's effect on juvenile rats shows they have an ability to build up a physical, but not cognitive, tolerance over the short term – a finding that could have implications for adolescent humans, according to Baylor University psychologists. The research findings are significant because they indicate that blood alcohol concentration levels alone may not fully account for impaired orientation and navigation...

2012-06-07 06:20:34

AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer, a time for fun and celebration. But it also brings many alcohol-related crash fatalities. Because of this, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching its first summer drinking and driving outreach program to encourage Texas drivers to designate a Person Appointed to Stay Sober (P.A.S.S.) before enjoying those drinks. "A day on the beach, barbecues, outdoor concerts or just lazing the day away on the river, summer days...

2012-05-24 02:21:54

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy 1 Corporation (OTC: EGOC) announces that it has entered into a distribution agreement with TransBioTec, Inc. (OTCQB: IMLE). "For E1, this is all about enhancing the value we offer customers," said Raymond T. Brown, Chairman of E1. "The SOBR system gives us an extra tool for fleet operators seeking to lower insurance costs and reduce liability risks of the operator." "This was an easy collaboration," said Scott Painter, CEO of...

2012-04-27 11:29:54

A Loyola University Medical Center study has found that binge drinking may slow recovery and increase medical costs for survivors of burn injuries. The study was presented during the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association in Seattle. Loyola researchers compared burn patients who were intoxicated above the legal limit with burn patients who had no alcohol in their blood. Although the binge drinkers' injuries were much less severe than those of other patients admitted to...

2012-04-03 08:57:44

Underage female drinkers have been at a growing risk of fatal car crashes in recent years -- so much that they've caught up with their male counterparts, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Back in 1996, the U.S. had a gender split when it came to underage drinkers' odds of being involved in a fatal car crash: at any given blood-alcohol level, young men had a higher risk of a fatal crash than young women did. But by 2007, the new study...

2012-03-12 08:00:00

Advanced BAC testing kiosk to be featured at Las Vegas trade shows March 12-16. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 It will call you a cab, invite you to guess your BAC (blood alcohol content), and, if you guess correctly, it will even text an activation code directly to your cell phone for a free BAC test. The IntoxBox, the world´s first smart BAC testing kiosk for bars, will make its national debut at two trade shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 12-16. With its 19-inch...

2012-03-06 12:49:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People convicted for the first time of alcohol-impaired driving are less likely to reoffend if they have to install alcohol interlocks on their vehicles, a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. The finding provides support for requiring the devices for all offenders, not just those with multiple arrests or high blood alcohol concentrations (BACs). Researchers studied driver records in Washington for people with...

2012-02-27 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Impaired driving on weekends is a very serious problem in Texas that too often leads to alcohol-related crashes and fatalities. In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is reaching out to young adults at universities and military bases around the state to reduce drunk driving incidents and encourage Texans to plan ahead for the weekend by getting a P.A.S.S. (Person...