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How to Deal with Drunk Drivers

A stunning 31% of all the traffic deaths in the United States were involving people who drove while they were intoxicated. That’s no less than 10,000 persons a year or 28 a day! Driving while intoxicated is commonly known as DUI (driving under the influence), but in some states it’s also referred to as DWI (driving while intoxicated), OWI (operating while impaired) and OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence). This is not only very deadly, but also illegal in all 50 states.

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This one device can help keep drunk drivers from doing further harm

About the size of a cell phone, an ignition interlock device is wired into the ignition system of a drunk driver's car. To go anywhere, the driver must blow into the device and register no alcohol on his or her breath. If there's a measurable amount, the car will not start. Does this device work? Yes, and here's how

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Do ignition interlock devices work to keep drunk drivers off the roads?

If a drunk driver is caught and reprimanded through fines, loss of license, and even jail time, does it mean that the lesson is learned? Unfortunately, the data says no. The hope is always that he or she will never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol again. An ignition interlock device can greatly reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road by enforcing behavior change and consequences for harmful choices. Click here to learn more about the effectiveness of interlock devices in keeping drunk drivers off the roads.

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If you've been the victim of a DUI, these statistics won't surprise you

It's no surprise to anyone that drinking and driving are unsafe, illegal, and easily preventable. Most of all to the people who have been harmed by someone's terrible choice to drink and drive. But you are not alone, and these statistics back it up. Bill Coats Law in Bellingham, WA has compiled a list of recent figures of how devastating and far-reaching a problem drinking and driving continues to be.

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12 facts about drunk driving you should know

Everyone by now knows that drinking and driving is dangerous. Yet more and more facts come out based on current research that highlight this problem even more. From Bellingham car accident and personal injury law firm Bill Coats Law, learn more about the dangers of drinking and driving