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2013-06-11 08:26:09

NEWTON ABBOT, England, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialist Motoring Solicitors at Patterson law are greeting the introduction of fixed penalties for offences of Driving Without Due Care and Attention with caution. Fixed penalties will start being issued from July this year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130611/618994 ) At the moment if the police suggest that the standard of your driving falls below that of a reasonable and careful driver you...

Designated Drivers Not Always Sober
2013-06-10 15:16:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About 35 percent of designated drivers leave the bar with some alcohol in their bloodstream, according to a new study from the University of Florida. Of those found drinking in the study, about half had blood alcohol content (BAC) level above .05 — the threshold recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in May. "If you look at how people choose their designated drivers, oftentimes they're chosen by who is...

2013-06-06 23:25:12

The U.S. Supreme Court case of Missouri v. McNeely decided that nonconsensual and warrantless blood draws could not usually be conducted, even in the case of a suspected drunk driver. California DUI defense lawyer James Knox of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP applauds this victory for constitutional rights. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in Missouri v. McNeely (No. 11—1425) on April 17, 2013. The justices decided that police should not be...

2013-06-03 12:23:04

Senator was a true highway safety giant WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MADD joins the citizens of New Jersey and a thankful nation in mourning the loss of Senator Frank Lautenberg. "Senator Lautenberg was a true legend in highway safety," said MADD National President Jan Withers. "He was instrumental in passage of the 21 minimum drinking age law, federal zero tolerance laws for youth, and in passage of the national .08 BAC standard. His leadership...

2013-05-25 23:00:43

While some will be spending their Memorial Day weekend respectfully honoring those who have died serving our Country, many others will simply enjoy their time off from work with prolonged partying and recklessness. The DUI attorneys at MacGregor & Collins, LLP have provided a Memorial Day Weekend DUI checklist to help keep this weekend´s party-goers out of trouble. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 While some will be spending their Memorial Day weekend respectfully...

2013-05-24 23:37:22

Seattle attorney Chris Davis reminds parents across the country that nearly 16 teen drivers are killed in car accidents during the 100-day span from Memorial Day to Labor Day each summer. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 The arrival of summer vacation may be an exciting time for teen drivers each year, but data published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shows that the risk of being killed in a car accident nearly doubles for teens age 15-19 during the 100-day span between...

2013-05-24 23:21:55

Launched by SAMHSA to Recognize National Prevention Week Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 “Talk. They Hear You.” a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking, was launched today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The kickoff occurred in conjunction with SAMHSA´s 2013 National Prevention Week–an annual...

2013-05-22 23:27:00

Memorial weekend is the start of summer and also a weekend targeted for drunk drivers in Texas. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 The Memorial Day weekend is the start of the summer season with many Texas families going on vacation and traveling extensively. Summer is also a time when the number of drunk driving accidents in the Houston area increases. Houston has long held the dubious distinction of having the most fatal alcohol related accidents of any major metropolitan area in the...

2013-05-20 23:04:03

Auto Accident Attorney Jason Waechter discusses the NTSB's proposed changes to the legal blood-alcohol limit for all drivers in the United States. Southfield, MI (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended the blood-alcohol content (BAC) to be reduced from 0.08 to 0.05. According to a NTSB press release, research “showed that although impairment begins with the first drink, by 0.05 BAC, most drivers experience a decline in...

2013-05-17 23:03:36

According to the Los Angeles Times, the National Transportation Safety Board has requested that the government use incentives to convince states to lower the allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) for drivers. MacGregor Collins DUI attorneys believe that decreasing driver´s allowable BAC levels may create additional problems and result in unwanted side effects. Orange County, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 According to the Los Angeles Times (May 14, 2013), the National Transportation...