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Repeat DUI Offenders Need to Be Curbed, GHSA Says

High blood alcohol concentration offenders are another high-risk group accountable for more than 60% of alcohol-impaired fatalities, according to a new report from the Governor's Highway Safety Association.

Report Questions Breathalyzer Accuracy

Though designed to get drunk drivers off the road, breath-testing devices can be highly inaccurate, yielding results as much as 40% too high, reports the New York Times.

Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop 3.6%

In 2018, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 10,511 people lost their lives in collisions involving drunk driving as compared with 10,908 in 2017, representing a 3.6% decrease.

Congress Considers Requiring Drunk Driving Tech

New proposed federal legislation would require all new vehicles to be equipped with advanced detection technology that would passively detect whether the driver is alcohol-impaired before he or she starts the engine.

Maryland Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

A new law went into effect in Maryland on Oct. 1 that imposes harsher jail time penalties on motorists who kill or injure someone while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

NHTSA Awards Grants to Improve Roadway Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted five non-governmental organizations $1.8 million for diverse initiatives aimed at improving safety on the nation's highways.

NHTSA's Campaign to Halt Impaired Driving Targets Labor Day

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has launched its 2019 national impaired-driving enforcement campaign, which includes a $13 million media blitz that runs through the Labor Day holiday weekend, which is one of the deadliest times of the year for roadway travelers.