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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.

Stricter Hawaii DUI Law Getting Results

Since Hawaii’s new and more stringent Driving Under the Influence (DUI) law went into effect on July 1, at least four repeat offenders have been arrested and face long prison sentences and other penalties, reports Big Island Now.

New Jersey Gets Tougher on Drunk Driving

The New Jersey Senate and Assembly has passed legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders, expanding the state's existing interlock law to first-time drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.

Drivers Recognize Dangerous Behaviors, Engage Anyway

Nearly 96% of drivers believe reading a text or email on a hand-held cellphone while driving is very or extremely dangerous as compared with 79.8% who feel the same way about talking on a hand-held cellphone, according to a new AAA study.