Category: DUI Accidents
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.”
The long lazy days of summer and vacations are coming to an end. Southwest Florida children are back in school. For most people, Labor Day weekend marks the start of the fall season.
A new Mothers Against Drunk Driving Court Monitoring Report issued in May 2019 showed that 61 percent (3 out of 5) of drunk drivers are convicted of their charges. The nationwide average was collected by court monitors in 12 states.
Investigating authorities report that boating under the influence was the cause of a July 4th jet ski accident by the Sanibel Causeway.
MADD says that ignition interlocks have stopped more than 3 million U.S. drunk-driving attempts since 2006.
Because Southwest Florida has seen an increase in drunk-driving, wrong-way collisions in the last few months, authorities are actively working on technology, road design, and signage to decrease the number of accidents.
As Americans, we honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day by attending parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, and long weekend get-togethers with friends and family. NSC estimates that 380 people may die on our nation’s roads over the 2019 Memorial Day weekend because many celebrations involve alcohol consumption and driving.
Impaired driving is no accident. Drivers and their families and friends can take preventative measures to be sure drivers do not have the opportunity of driving while impaired.
NHTSA reported there was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 48 minutes in 2017. These DUI accidents are preventable.
Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s teens and young adults, and parents can do things to keep them safe.