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NTSB Seeks Stricter Alcohol Limits For Drivers
2013-05-15 09:59:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) panel recommended on Tuesday that states reduce the allowable blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) by more than one-third, to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent, in an attempt to lessen the nearly 10,000 alcohol-related traffic deaths each year. "Most Americans think that we've solved the problem of impaired driving, but in fact, it's still a national...

2013-05-14 23:32:43

The New Program Allows Court Ordered Offenders to Complete The Victim Impact Program at Home on Their Own Schedule Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Online Impact Panel, a new website dedicated to offering an alternate means of education to court ordered offenders, has recently announced the launch of an online Victim Impact Panel program. A Victim Impact Panel, also known as VIPs, is an awareness program for offenders convicted of driving under the influence. Since the panel consists of...

2013-05-14 16:20:34

ARLINGTON, Va., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations praised the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations to reduce impaired driving on the nation's highways. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) NTSB's recommendations come a day after ATA President and CEO Bill Graves wrote to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood again urging him to move forward on a process to allow motor carriers to collect hair samples for...

2013-05-14 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Every aspect of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) research project - from the ongoing engineering work over several years to the Congressional endorsement of the program included in last year's Federal surface transportation reauthorization legislation - is based on the national standard of 0.08 BAC. Although ACTS appreciates the recently-stated NTSB support for the DADSS research activity, ACTS is not engaged in policy...

2013-05-14 12:21:48

National Transportation Safety Board Supports .05 Blood Alcohol Concentration or Lower to Save 800 to 1800 Lives in U.S. Annually SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice joined the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in calling for a reduction in the illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) per se limit from .08 to .05 or lower in the U.S. to save lives and prevent injuries. The NTSB recommended the tougher national standard at its board...

2013-05-13 23:00:24

Michigan car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created an infographic on drunk driving crash deaths in the United States in 2011. Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Michigan car accident lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created an infographic, “Drunk Driving Crash Deaths Soar to Sobering Numbers” based on 2011 United States death statistics. The infographic visually displays the contrasts in accidental deaths compared to drunk...

Texting While Driving Now Responsible For More Teen Deaths Than Drunk Driving
2013-05-11 09:00:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Texting while driving has now replaced drunk driving as the number one cause of death among US teenagers, according to new research from the Cohen Children´s Medical Center of New York. According to the study, more than 3,000 teens die each year as a result of sending SMS messages while operating a motor vehicle. In comparison, approximately 2,700 are killed as a result of driving while under the influence of alcohol,...

2013-05-01 12:20:31

Attorneys General Encourage Parents and Teen Drivers to Talk About Safe Driving ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Timed with May's designation as Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, The Century Council and 17 Attorneys General from across the United States released public service announcements (PSAs) for the IKnowEverything program. Bringing parents and kids together, IKnowEverything reinforces that parents are one of the most influential driving instructors for...

2013-05-01 12:20:24

Teens may say 'I Know Everything' but parents still play critical role ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (TM), The Century Council, an independent national not-for-profit funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, launched IKnowEverything nationally today. Developed to prepare teens to be safe when they get behind the wheel, IKnowEverything is an integrated effort that...

Scientists Develop Breathalyzer That Can ‘Smell’ Drugs On Your Breath
2013-04-26 16:04:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For years, roadside breathalyzer tests have been an accurate and effective way to determine the blood alcohol level of a motorist and new research from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden shows a similar device could be used to detect blood levels of cocaine, amphetamines, and cannabis. Driving under the influence of illegal drugs has been against the law in most states and the new device could pave the way for a...