As cars become smarter and safer, some members of Congress want to require them to be built to prevent drunk driving.
A new study found that motor vehicle crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit of 0.08 percent accounted for 15% of alcohol-involved crash deaths in the United States. Of these deaths, 55% of fatalities were individuals other than the drinking driver, and these crashes were more likely to result in youth fatalities compared with crashes above the legal BAC limit.
The designated driver (DD) is a successful public health strategy dating back to the late 1980s. To better reflect the realities of today’s society, now is a good time to evolve the initiative to help mitigate the harms tied to broader substance use and beyond drinking and driving.
Beefing up on-the-road sobriety checkpoints are one way to reduce deaths linked to driving while intoxicated.
Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 This is one death every 50 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2
Thankfully, there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving.
They hog lanes, ignore emergency vehicles, and treat their cars like multi-tasking way stations. That culture of entitlement makes drivers a new kind of menace.
A single glass of wine will impair your driving more than smoking a joint. And under certain test conditions, the complex way alcohol and cannabis combine to affect driving behaviour suggests that someone who has taken both may drive less recklessly than a person who is simply drunk.
These are the findings of a major new study by British transport researchers.
Canada led all nations with alcohol impairment involved in 33.6 per cent of its road fatalities, more than the U.S., New Zealand and Australia at about 31 per cent, and vastly higher than the average rate of 19 per cent.
Drunk driving is a major public health problem in the U.S. In 2014 nearly one-third of the nation’s 32,675 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related. This means a completely preventable death happened every 53 minutes in this country.
Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs is a crime, but what defines a DUI (Driving under the influence) or DWI (Driving while intoxicated)? The following infographic explains what is considered illegal in both Canada and the USA, and what are the differences.
Study after study has shown that texting while driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. So if laws are meant to be about protecting the populace, why the disconnect?
The U.S. Supreme Court approved warrantless breath tests but forbade warrantless blood tests during DUI arrests.
There’s little question that the nation’s highways are safer than ever, with traffic-related fatalities at historic lows. However, one trend that has safety officials concerned is that operating a motor vehicle under the influence of prescription drugs or marijuana is fast exceeding drunk driving in the U.S.
A National Sleep Foundation Poll, relating to planes, trains, automobiles and sleep, sought to identify how much sleep people who operate a vehicle for a living manage to get on average, and how it affects their driving performance.
Even though fatal accidents on Canadian roads have fallen 43 percent since 2000, the rate of death from alcohol impairment is still high for a developed nation at 34 percent of all road accidents. Across the border in the United States, 31 percent of all road deaths have been linked to alcohol consumption...
More hired drivers should mean fewer drunk drivers. But a new study proves conventional wisdom wrong.
When self-driving cars first hit the roads, safety may actually worsen before dramatically improving.
In the United States, lawyers are free to give advice about avoiding arrests. But maybe it is time to remind ourselves that drunk driving is not a game.
Just like drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs is a crime — even if your impairment happened due to prescription drugs.
It’s time to Change the Conversation. Learn more about the impaired driving problem and Speak Your Mind to prevent deaths and injuries on our roads. Share what you're doing and what works with friends and communities across Canada to help others.
AUADD is the first organization to offer replacement or alternative vehicles directly to victims of destructive driving crimes, throughout the country, free of charge...AUADD will always be focused on the undeserved part of highway safety organizations, victims.
To reduce the incidence of drunk driving and its consequences through promotion and awareness to the mainstream in malls, major events, annual tours and the media. To aggressively spread the message across the globe with distribution of patches, stickers etc bearing our powerful name and message.
To end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving is a registered Canadian charity working with secondary and high school level students in Ontario. Its topic is impaired driving. The OSAID program is peer to peer based - students talk to other students about the dangers of impaired driving.
RID’s mission is to deter drunk driving, underage drinking and help the victims of drunk driving. Since our inception in 1978, RID has never accepted any funding from the alcohol industry.
The impairment of normal driver behaviour is regarded here as 'a reduced ability to perform adequately the various elements of the driving task'. The cause of driver impairment (or resulting dangerous and erratic behaviour) may be the result of a number of factors such as alcohol consumption, drug ingestion, injury, infirmity, fatigue, the natural ageing process; or a combination of these factors.
SADD envisions a world in which young people make positive decisions that advance their health and safety.