More than 10,000 lives are lost on U.S. highways annually due to drunk drivers. That number is unacceptable and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is joining forces with the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety in an effort to combat this problem and make streets and highways safer. The organizations are investing millions in researching […]
Drivers in Florida with four DUI convictions may be close to getting back behind the wheel. A law looks like it is going to pass and allow drunk drivers with multiple convictions to get back behind the wheel and MADD approves.
In a response to two tragic DUI crashes involving mothers and children, New York State enacted some of the nation’s toughest drunk driving laws this week. The bill in New York makes it an automatic felony to drive drunk with a child under 16 in the car. Violators will be subject to a sentence of up to […]
Yesterday California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law requiring first-time DUI offenders be required to have breathalyzer ignition locks installed in their cars as detailed in an article in the Sacramento Bee. The law affects four California counties and will require the driver to have the device installed for five months following his […]
Japanese car manufacturer Toyota announced that it was developing an anti-drunk driving system to install in vehicles that could possibly lock the ignition. That follows news that Nissan Motors is working on similar equipment. Both manufacturers are trying to capitalize on a trend in the U.S. where states are passing laws requiring this type of […]
New York is considering making it a felony to drive drunk with a child in the vehicle and adding new requirements to first time DUI offenders which may include interlock devices being installed after a first DUI conviction. According to the New York Times, the bill with the toughened laws could be on the governor’s […]