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2011-12-14 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All too often, holiday festivities take a deadly turn when an individual chooses to drink alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car. Last year, 415 people were killed in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver or motorcycle rider in the last half of December alone. And, according to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, January 1 is among the top five deadliest days on America's roadways. (Logo:...

2011-12-13 09:00:00

Drunk driving remains primary threat to American family on our roadways More than 400 of 10,228 drunk driving fatalities in 2010 occurred in second half of December Data shows need for technology that makes drunk driving impossible WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new drunk driving fatality data showing that more than 400 of 10,228 drunk...

2011-11-17 12:14:00

Enforcement to Focus on Impaired, Aggressive Driving and Seat Belt Use HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and police across Pennsylvania will partner for "Operation Safe Holiday," an aggressive effort to keep travelers safe this holiday season. Through early January, police will use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired....

2011-11-16 09:30:00

-- New Data Cites $132 Billion Annual Cost of Drunk Driving in America -- WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In connection with the fifth anniversary of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is unveiling a Report to the Nation, which rates each state on its progress toward eliminating drunk driving. Based on an average of these state ratings, the nation received a three-star rating on a five-star scale. Also...

112 Million Drunk Driving Incidents In 2010
2011-10-04 14:07:00

According to a new Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were about 112 million drinking and driving incidents in 2010. CDC said there was almost 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day in 2010.  “The four million adults who drink and drive each year put everyone on the road at risk,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. said in a press release. “In fact, nearly 11,000 people are killed every year in...

2011-08-30 09:59:00

September 2nd is the Second Most Deadly Day of the Year on Roadways WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drunk driving is not an accident--it's blatant disregard for human life. In 2009, nearly 11,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal alcohol limit. This is why GHSA's member State Highway Safety Agencies are joining forces with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

2011-07-20 10:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California saw a decline in overall traffic deaths in 2010, marking the fifth year in a row of safer roads. According to federal government figures, total vehicle fatalities dropped 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 in 2010. Since the latest high of 4,333 in 2005, the 2010 figures show a total decline of 37.3 percent. California continues with double-digit percentage decreases even as the nation shows signs of leveling, with...

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2011-06-13 05:40:00

Apple has agreed not to allow any new iPhone applications in the App Store that identify drunk-driving checkpoints maintained by police officers. Senators Harry Reid, Charles Chumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall urged smartphone makers to ban applications that help intoxicated drivers avoid police. Research in Motion immediately complied with the request, but Apple and Google initially refused. However, Apple has since changed its App Store guidelines in order to ban future applications...

2011-03-24 00:00:27

Senators petition Apple and Google to remove DUI checkpoint apps. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2011 "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin Today, four U.S. Senators wrote a letter to Apple and Google asking that they remove apps used to alert users to potential DUI checkpoints. Sens. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, and Mark Udall all signed the letter that made the request, citing...

2011-02-03 12:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A DUI crash or arrest would be a disastrous end to any Super Bowl celebration, PennDOT and State Police officials today reminded motorists. On Super Bowl Sunday, local and state police will be on the lookout for motorists driving under the influence. PennDOT's preliminary data points to 246 crashes during the 2010 Super Bowl, 18 of which were alcohol-related. Two people died in these crashes. "Keeping impaired drivers off our...