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2010-08-19 10:00:00

Repeat DUI Offenders Warned About Ignition Interlock Requirement HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 municipal police departments and Pennsylvania State Police will target impaired drivers during the national impaired driving campaign, which starts Aug. 20 and continues through Labor Day. "With Labor Day fast approaching, we know that many people will be taking one last opportunity to celebrate summer," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "If you...

2010-08-19 08:56:00

Technology to Play a Key Role in Aug. 20 - Sept. 6 Crackdown WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drunk driving is not an accident--it's an epidemic of blatant disregard for human life. Each year, nearly 12,000 people die on our roads due to drunk driving. That would be equal to about 30 jumbo jets crashing each year. In California alone, over 1,000 people died at the hands of drunk drivers in 2008. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) (Logo:...

2009-09-24 11:29:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- While a study released last week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates growing public support for the use of ignition interlocks on the cars of drunk drivers, a growing body of justice officials and policymakers say the trend is actually dealing with the people--not just the cars--when it comes to mitigating the social and financial costs of the DUI epidemic. The IIHS report indicates that two-thirds of their survey...

2009-05-11 14:54:00

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New York delivered nearly 7,000 petitions to Governor Paterson's office today showing support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate to Drunk Driving. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/MADDLOGO) A key part of MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving includes legislation pending in the New York State legislature that would expand the state's ignition interlock program to include first time...

2009-02-02 22:47:00

Statement for attribution to MADD National President Laura Dean-Mooney on a recent Parade magazine poll on ignition interlocks. DALLAS, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "This past Sunday, Parade magazine ran an article on the effectiveness of ignition interlock devices in eliminating repeat drunk driving. The article highlights the huge reductions in repeat offenses that interlocks can achieve by preventing convicted drunk drivers from continuing to drive drunk. In addition to the...

2009-01-20 18:09:42

An Australian man challenged to prove his claim that ice cream gave him a blood alcohol reading demonstrated his defense in court. The man, whose name was not given, had asked Frankston Magistrates' Court to remove the breath testing alcohol interlock device from his car, the (Melbourne, Australia) Daily Sun reported Tuesday. Prosecutors inquired why the machine had registered a fail, which prevents the car from starting, despite the man's claims that he had not been drinking. The man claimed...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.