Houston PD Arrests 75 for Felony DWI in Two Months

Despite nationwide drunk driving rates falling to historic lows in recent years, many police departments are still on high alert for inebriated drivers in their jurisdictions. Here in Houston, 75 people were arrested on felony DWI charges in the months of November and December, 2016. A number of the arrests took place over the Thanksgiving… Read more »

Federal Govt. Aims to Eliminate Traffic Deaths in 30 Years

This year, the National Safety Council found that traffic deaths in 2015 rose by the largest percentage point increase in the past 50 years. With more than 38,000 people killed on America’s roads last year, 2015 was the deadliest driving year since 2008. Safety experts have attributed the rise in traffic fatalities to a number… Read more »

Study Finds Uber Has Not Reduced Drunk Driving Fatalities

Since the popular ridesharing company was founded in 2009, Uber has promoted itself as an ideal solution to drunk driving in cities. In one city in Russia, Uber is even handing out business cards that let bar patrons self-administer blood alcohol tests. On paper, offering an affordable, convenient ridesharing service really does seem like an… Read more »

Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Faces Stiff Opposition

According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use was involved in roughly 26 percent of all the motor vehicle accidents that occurred on America’s roads in 2013. Some studies have found that driving while distracted by a mobile device can actually be more dangerous than driving drunk. As distracted driving has become an increasingly… Read more »

Uber Rolls Out a Novel Approach to Drunk Driving Prevention

The people of Russia are known for their practical, no-nonsense approach to problem solving. Maybe that’s why popular ridesharing company Uber chose the Russian city of Yekaterinburg as their test market for a tool designed to target customers who might be too drunk to drive on their own. Last month, Uber representatives began handing out… Read more »