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Florida law also permits the recovery of damages by those who are injured in connection with a drunk driving accident. This right extends not only to the individual(s) involved in the traffic accident but also, in some cases, to family members directly impacted.
But, even though they are completely preventable, there are some drivers who feel the need to take the wheel into their own hands. The State of Florida is taking some measures to prevent drivers from getting the behind the wheel, like instituting interlock devices, but drunk drivers are getting out there and endangering innocent people.
With more than 50,000 drivers added monthly, it would make sense that more people are using Uber to be more responsible while on the road. However, a recent study by researchers at Oxford University and the University of Southern California showed that the service has yet to reduce drunk driving.
Recently, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers held their first-ever DUI Symposium in Atlanta. The symposium was developed to offer support for DUI victims and crash survivor families. The invited speakers discussed a range of topics including victim compensation, the Memorial Sign Program, prosecution, and prevention. Learn more here about the symposium.
In March of 2016, the State of Georgia expanded its legislation regarding ignition interlock devices, thereby improving safety for the public. Read more here about this crucial new law that will help get drunk drivers off the road.
Yuma’s annual Cinco de Mayo Mas Uno block party is a great opportunity to enjoy traditional food and entertainment while exploring the downtown shops and restaurants. Many people will also be indulging in margaritas, beers and other tequila enhanced beverages, so how do you stay safe on the roads during the holiday?
This year’s car show is expected to be the biggest yet with over 200 vehicles registered and larger crowds than ever before. These larger crowds naturally mean that there is a higher risk of a person being injured.
To help reduce your risks of injury and increase your chances of a safe and festive Cinco de Mayo, follow these tips...
Unlike the owners of those fictional establishments, bar and nightclub owners in Texas and around the nation actually have a legal obligation to try to keep their patrons as safe as possible.
When injuries or fatalities are caused by drunk drivers, civil lawsuits often result. Rhode Island law permits victims and their families to receive compensation for the damages that drunk drivers cause. Go here to learn more about damages incurred by drunk driving victims in Rhode Island.
Because we drive so much, it’s easy to forget that cars are extremely powerful machines. Many people take driving for granted and use their driving time irresponsibly, not realizing that their actions and behaviors can have serious and potentially deadly consequences.
From a purely technical standpoint, there is no simple answer to the question of just how much alcohol a person can drink without being considered too impaired to drive. There is, however, an easy answer with respect to what the law says on the matter. Go here to learn more about this important issue.
As we roll into 2016, new California laws relating to motorists and public safety have taken affect. You may have heard of several of these issues during debates in 2015 when they were just bills. Now that they are laws, it is important to be mindful of how they can effect your day-to-day life.
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.
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.
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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