“Don’t drink and drive!” It’s a mantra you hear everywhere, from driver’s ed to billboards and your friends and family. Well, it looks like the numbers are headed in the right direction, as drunk driving arrests and convictions are down compared to previous years. But we still need to be reminded: Don’t.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be launching its holiday anti-drunk driving campaign on Christmas. No, our government has chosen a vastly more important occasion: Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening day.
Ever wanted to steal a booze truck and par-tay? A 19-year-old Maine woman attempted to do just that, and led the police on an erratic, mediumish-speed chase until she lost control of the truck and crashed into a barn.
Here’s the evening plan: Drive to that new Italian spot, maybe a nice bottle of Nebbiolo; wheel over to your favorite cocktail joint, where the bartender makes a mean Negroni. Now everyone’s lit and happy, but the buds need a ride home. No, really, I got this. Climb aboard.
Drunk driving combines two of America’s favorite pastimes: getting absolutely hammered and driving an automobile. But before the invention of the modern breathalyzer in the 1950s, determining if someone was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle was incredibly subjective. It took decades for law enforcement…
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is currently in his native Chile with the national team competing in the Copa América. On his way back from a casino with his wife on his off-day, Vidal was involved in a two-car accident and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held an event to showcase new alcohol-detection technologies that the NHTSA would like to see made commercially available for new cars. The most likely system to implement uses touch sensors to evaluate blood alcohol. So what happens if you’re wearing…
While Uber can be kind of a scum company, nobody can deny the remarkable convenience of their app-based car service, and taking one is unquestionably better than drinking and driving. Now, if you want a free Uber ride in Toronto, all you have to do is get completely blasted.
There are a few basic rules you need to follow to live in modern society. Among them: don't drink and drive, and when your car breaks down on the freeway, don't use it as an opportunity to wiz while cars, um, whiz past.
You're super sloshed. Like, mega trashed. Humongo-hammered. You've wisely given your keys to your sober buddy, but here comes the question: what car do you want to be riding in?
The British government really, really likes it's bizarre driving ads. First there was the Northern Irish speeder who just decimated an entire classroom full of children, and now here's Kool & The Gang laying down a groovy soundtrack to a woman twitching and gasping her dying breaths. Viewer discretion advised, I guess?
Normally, this is just a sad case of what I would consider child abuse. But this Florida woman's blood alcohol level was so high it puts the story into "How exactly are you not dead?" territory.
A jury in Southeast Texas yesterday declared that a bereaved father accused of shooting and killing the drunken driver who crashed into his two children was not guilty of murder, according to news reports.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive;…
Joseph H. Carl was driving home from a bar in Gainesville, Fla. Tuesday when he rear-ended a car that was stopped at a red light. Drunk and enraged, he got out of his pickup truck and began banging on the windows of the vehicle he'd just hit. If only he'd remembered to put it in park first.
You can't argue with the Science in this video.
Police say a drunk 21-year-old woman driving over 100 miles per hour the wrong way down a freeway collided head-on into another vehicle early Sunday morning, killing six people. And an eerily similar collision killed five people driving on a Florida interstate around the same time.
On June 15th, three people stopped to help a stranded car on the side of the road when they were hit by a drunk driver. The drunk driver survived, but he killed the four people, and paralyzed one of his passengers. Why is he not in jail? Because he's too rich to control his own actions.
On July 14th, Jane Modlesky got into the driver's seat of a 2008 Honda Pilot, and crashed into a tree, and died. Her blood-alcohol content was .27. Now two boys have been arrested and charged with misdemeanors in connection with her death, because they knew she was driving drunk.
Drunk driving is, sadly, still a very regular occurrence in this country, but at least it isn't as socially acceptable as it used to. Let's take a moment to remember those times, if only to remind ourselves to never go back to them again.