Category: DUI Accidents
Senators Rick Scott and Tom Udall introduced a bill, backed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), requiring automobile makers to build cars and trucks with passive detection systems to prevent vehicles from operating when an impaired driver is behind the wheel. With new technology, a push is underway to pass this federal legislation.
During last year’s Christmas through New Year’s holidays, 97 people lost their lives to negligent behavior on Lee County roads.
A concerned motorist witnessed an SUV, with minors in the vehicle, sideswiping a tractor-trailer and reported the incident to authorities. The police later arrested the drunk driver. Following the accident, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) condemned drunk driving again in a press release.
December is a month of celebration and parties. As we make plans, it is important to include safety and not drink and drive.
Thanksgiving is the time where families and friends celebrate with one another with food and merriment in anticipation of the upcoming holidays. The National Safety Council (NSC) reported that 463 people died on Thanksgiving in 2017.
If you or a loved one is planning on viewing football games, and alcohol is part of the plan, please be responsible.
The second Arizona Cardinals’ executive this year was recently arrested for drunk driving. The Cardinal organization suspended its executive vice president and chief operating officer for at least six weeks without compensation and fined him $200,000.
On August 23, 2019, a jury imposed a $30.8 million verdict on two Florida bars for the devastating brain damage a woman suffered in a hit-and-run accident, following a night of underage drinking.
NAADAC announced that September 2019 is the 30th anniversary of its National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. This is a national observation to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.
On July 30, 2019, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) announced it is partnering with Silicon Valley-Based Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a leader in 3-D perception systems which are used “…in a variety of commercial applications, including autonomous vehicles.”