We Save Lives educates the public and policy makers about the dangers of the 3D’s. These are Drugged, Distracted, and Drunken driving. It is led by the pioneering founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Candy Lightner. We’ve made great progress in reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities since 1980, when Ms. Lightner began raising public awareness of the problem. The […]
Drugged driving. Is it really a problem? The dangers of driving while intoxicated have been widely understood for the last 35 years and the dangers of distracted driving are finally being recognized. However, the dangers of drugged driving remain almost totally unrecognized. This leads to the needless deaths of thousands of people each year in […]
- Drinking and Driving
- What is Impairment?
- Alcohol as a Cause of Traffic Crashes
- DWI/DUI Facts and Fiction: Urban Myths
- Driving while Texting Six Times More Dangerous than Driving while Drunk
- Distracted Driving: Dangerous Distractions
- Driving While Using Cell Phone as Dangerous as Driving While Drunk
- Both Prescription and Illicit Drugs Increase Risk of Traffic Accidents
- Alcohol and Drugs in Fatally Injured Drivers
- Marijuana Use Increases Risk of Traffic Crashes and Deaths
- Unreliable Alcohol Breath Tests in DWI/DUI Court Cases
- Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes: A Cause
- Drugged Driving Safer than Drunk Driving?
- You Drink and Drive. You Lose
- Drunken Driving... Predictable, but Inevitable?
- Let Them Drink. Don’t Let them Drink and Drive
- Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities: Redistributing Death
- Drinker Tells doctor, Loses Driver’s License
- Drinking and Drugged Driving
- Death Penalty for DWI Offenders Proposed
- Alcohol and Driving Skills
- National Motorist Association on DWI/DUI
- Intoxication and Distraction are Dangerous for Driving
- “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” is Misleading and Intimidating Message
- “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit. Under Arrest” New Drunken Driving Slogan
- Drug Use (Marijuana) and Driving Impairment
- Magistrate Tells Man Convicted of DWI to Kill Himself
- MADD's Hometown Stays Dry
- Avoid an Unjust Conviction for DWI or DUI
- DUI Courts Effective in Reducing Recidivism
- DWI/DUI Laws of US States
- DWI/DUI Sobriety Road Blocks or Checkpoints
- “Tough” and “Lenient” DWI/DUI Judges
- DUI/DWI and Soft Judges
- Lower DUI Thresholds More Dangerous?
- Drunken Driving (DWI) Law Challenged
- DUI Accusations Can Lead to Permanent Loss of Vehicle with No Compensation
- Maximum Legal BAC of .02 Proposed for Massachusetts
- Drinking and Driving by U.S. High School Students
- Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop Significantly to Historic Lows
- Intoxicated Driver Statistics
- Alcohol Consumption and Traffic Crashes
- Highway Traffic Fatality Statistics
- Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes and Drunk Drivers
- Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities
- Alcohol-Related Doesn’t Equal Alcohol Caused
- Alcohol-Related Injuries and Fatalities
- Alcohol-Related Trafic Fatalities Drop
- Drugged Driving Greatly Under-Reported
- Underage (Age Under 21) Drunk Driving Continues to Drop
- Drugged Drivers Outnumber Drunk Drivers 7.4 to One on Weekend Nights
- Drugged Driving Up
- Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatality Rate Drops to Historic Low
- Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths Fall Again; Non-Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities Rise Again
- Canadian Drinking & Driving Drops
- U.S. Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities Down in 2005
- Drunk Driving Traffic Fatality Crashes Drop
- Drunken Driving Fatalities Drop While Number of Vehicles, Miles Traveled and Number of Drivers all Increase Greatly
- Drunk Driving Traffic Fatalities Dropped 9.7%
Treatment/Prevention of DWI/DUI
- Avoid Unjust Conviction for DWI or DUI Charges
- DWI/DUI Penalties Increase with Higher BAC
- Effects of Screening and Brief Intervention on DWI Traffic Citations
- DWI/DUI Courts Work
- Protect Yourself from Drunk Drivers
- A Creative Approach to Reducing Drunken Driving
- Drunk Driving: We Can Prevent It
- Doctors for Designated Driving
- Improving Vehicle Safety
- Impaired Driving Prevention Program
- Confiscating Drivers Licenses and Fake IDs
- Plan to Reduce Traffic Deaths
- Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) Promoted by MADD
- MADD Launches Innovative Program to Reduce Drunk Driving
- Scare Students out of Drinking and Driving with a Hoax?
- "BlackOut Drunk Driving Day"
- Citizen Reporting of Impaired Driving Appears to be Successful
- MADD Gets Low Grade
- MADD Victim Impact Panels
- Alcohol Education Supported
- MADD Outraged
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with low conviction rates and drivers say recovery priority. Charlotte
Observer, August 9, 20004. [Article reports that Judge
Jerome Leonard helped establish the Mecklenburg County DWI Treatment
People repeatedly convicted of DWI are selected for the treatment court. They're required to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and outpatient treatment every week for a year. They are given weekly drug and alcohol tests and must return to court every month for a progress review.
Mecklenburg court officials say the treatment court works. They say the re-arrest rate for drug offenders not involved in a treatment court is 67 percent. For participants in the DWI treatment court, the re-arrest rate is 11 percent.
The DWI treatment court has won an award from the National Commission Against Drunk Driving, after being nominated by Mecklenburg's MADD chapter. This year, the National Drug Court Institute selected Mecklenburg's DWI treatment court as a model to host training for jurisdictions across the country planning to set up similar courts.]
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