“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.
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?
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;…
You can't argue with the Science in this video.
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.
A man in the Long Island town of Merrick (my hometown! Yeah guys! We made the news!) was finally arrested after a 10-day manhunt to find the perp who stole an ambulance and took it on a nice long joy ride. And he would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for that meddling beer.
We've all seen the videos — some determined citizen videos himself getting stopped by the cops, asking "am I being detained" eight hundred times, and then getting sent off with a ticket as before. It appears one Australian idiot followed this format and got into a police chase.
If you don't have much faith in Washington D.C.-area law enforcement, the following story is not going to help at all. A TV news photographer followed a suspected drunk driver for 40 miles and called 911 eight times, but police never showed up.
As responsible denizens of the motoring world, we do not condone drunk driving in any form. If you do get caught, the best thing to do is to clean up your act and put yourself at the mercy of the court. Or show up to defend yourself while trashed. Either or.
You guys know what's great? Driving! You know what else is great? Drinking! But they should never be done together. That's just dangerous, irresponsible, and also illegal.
In my day job as a police reporter, I once met a man who was complaining to the state that his criminal record showed three DWI arrests in the same day. Obviously it was an error, he told me, and after investigating a little bit I found he was correct. No one could get more than one drunken driving arrests in the same…
We at Jalopnik are huge fans of driving, but we think it should be only done when you're not under the influence of booze. You put your own life at risk when you do that, along with that of anyone else who might be on the road. In addition, the legal penalties suck massively when you get caught.