Alcohol Impaired Driving

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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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8 Tips from MADD on how to convince a drunk person not to drive

Drunk people are not known for their rational abilities. Even the most reasonable person when sober can become a very different personality when drunk. It can be difficult to convince someone who has been drinking to not drive. From Bellingham car accident lawyer Bill Coats' blog post on ways to avoid a DUI, included are tips on how to talk to a drunk people who want to drive.