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 »

Mobile Device Distractions Becoming More Deadly

Deaths on the highways around the country have increased in the past several months. Many would be quick to begin to blame DWI drivers for these deaths, however data shows many of these deaths are caused by drivers talking on mobile phones, texting, surfing the web, and browsing Facebook. This epidemic is growing rapidly and… Read more »

Research Firm Ranks States by DUI Leniency

Earlier this month, personal finance website and research group WalletHub published a study that ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia according to how strict or lenient they are in pursuing DUI (or DWI, in states like Texas) convictions. The authors of the study ranked states based on a number of metrics… Read more »

What Does the Supreme Court’s Ruling Mean for DWI in Texas?

Last month, after reviewing a series of drunk driving-related cases, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a 5-3 decision that could change local DUI and DWI laws throughout the country. The court ruled that while police officers must obtain a search warrant to collect a blood draw from a suspected intoxicated driver, they can… Read more »

Safety Experts Debate DUI Testing Standards for Marijuana

As of October, 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Of these, four states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for recreational use as well. This year, at least three more states are scheduled to vote on measures to legalize marijuana in one form or another. After watching Colorado generate millions… Read more »