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Reducing Drunk Driving Deaths: The Need for High Visibility

To discourage drunk driving and reduce resulting death rates, safety agencies are turning up the visibility of enforcement efforts. In May of 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a report containing recommendations for eliminating deaths associated with drunk driving. Noting that more than 10,000 people are killed and 170,000 injured each year in… Read More »

Drunk Driving Fatalities: Getting to Zero

As we all know, heavy machinery and alcohol do not mix. Earlier this year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) presented recommendations on better ways to deal with people who choose to get behind the wheel of their car after having a drink, or three.  In North Carolina, there were more than 10,000 alcohol-associated crashes… Read More »

Drunken Driving: Whose Fault Is It?

Differences of opinion abound on the fairness of so-called “dram shop” laws, under which an establishment that knowingly serves alcohol to an intoxicated patron can be held liable if the drunken patron then causes injury to another. Those who believe society should promote individual responsibility say the drunken person alone should be held liable for… Read More »