iOS app Android app

Drunk Driving

New Laser Device May Be A Drunk Driver's Worst Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.08.2014 | Science

Scientists in Poland may have come up with a powerful new deterrent to drunk driving. It's a laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor--like th...

Say What?

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a new survey, teens seem to have different definitions of what it actually means to engage in these potentially deadly behaviors.

What's Your Strategy for Keeping Your Kids Alive in the Car?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although I'm strict about boosters, about buckling, about ensuring the booster seats travel with my kids and I'm repelled when I hear parents joke about not using car seats perfectly, I'm unsure I've ironed out the strategy to ensure my kids never die at the hands of a drunk driver.

Powerful PSAs Give Everyone A Reason Not To Drink And Drive

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 226 children's deaths were caused by drunk drivers. The nonprofit, Mother...

Business Accountability: Is it time for 'Because We Said We Would?'

John Friedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
John Friedman

Why provide safe work places, reduce negative environmental impacts and in other ways act in a manner in accordance with their articulated values? Perhaps there can be no better reason than -- because we said we would.

Boston Law School Sells Out to Big Alcohol Front Group

Michele Simon | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Michele Simon

Co-authored by Jason Blanchette Overconsumption of alcohol remains the fourth largest cause of preventable death in the United States, causing roughl...

The Danger to Runners From Drunk or Distracted Drivers

Kel Kelly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports
Kel Kelly

A few years ago I gave up running and became obsessed with the Insanity workout program. As a 51-year-old mother of four, Insanity kept me in shape wi...

Bicycling Under the Influence: What's the Harm?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The laws against drunk driving are fairly clear. Most people know the dangers and have seen the campaigns warning the public of the consequences. But what about bicycling under the influence?

Teens More Likely To Drive Drunk After Riding With Intoxicated Drivers: Study

Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 03/17/2014 09:17 AM EDT on LiveScience Teens who ride in a car with a driver who has been dri...

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.

Drunk Off-Duty Firefighter Hits Pregnant Woman With Car, NYPD Says

DNAinfo | Posted 03.06.2014 | Crime

THE BRONX — An off-duty firefighter was charged with drunken driving after running into two women, one of whom was pregnant, at a Soundview intersec...

Free Rides Home From Mardi Gras Celebrations in San Diego

Brian Beltz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Brian Beltz

Beads? Check. Mask? Check. Free ride home from Mardi Gras celebrations? Double check.

How a 'Safe' Cyclist Can Still End Up Dead

Melody Lynn Hoffmann | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Melody Lynn Hoffmann

Framing the story as "safe bicyclist still dies" rather than "drunk driver kills bicyclist" continues to highlight the necessity for bicyclists to prove that they do not deserve their injuries or death.

Cruel Coincidence Links Drunk Driving Suspect's 2nd Fatal Crash To His 1st

Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

A New Mexico motorist guilty of killing a motorcyclist in a 2006 drunk driving crash is accused of causing another fatal accident while driving under ...

Is the National Drinking Age Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sam Tracy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

No study has proven a cause-and-effect relationship between the heightened drinking age and reduced drunk driving deaths, and since similar reductions have occurred in other countries with lower minimum ages, the drop in fatalities is probably more due to things like public awareness and lowering the BAC limit than the drinking age.

Friends Get DUIs Picking Up Pal Busted For Alleged Drunk Driving

Posted 12.25.2013 | Weird News

Someone should really tell this trio that friends don't let friends drive drunk. A woman busted for allegedly driving while in intoxicated in New ...

The Small-Business Owner's Guide to Safe Holiday Parties

Ted Devine | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Taking extra steps this holiday season will ensure that your employees, and your business, are safe as you celebrate your achievements.

Cell Phones and Driving is The New Drunk Driving

Susan Yum | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Susan Yum

When I entered the room, I noticed that Jake's feet were bare and all I could focus on were his little toes, and doctors were working on him so furiously. Then one of the doctors said the dreaded words that no mother wants to hear. He said, "Mom, we have to call it."

Drivers Beware: Sleep Aids Can Be Hazardous to Your Law-Abiding Life

Saul Segan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

This stress-immersed world is contributing to sleepless nights for many Americans. The desperation for a good night's sleep leads many to seek the ai...

Was Driver '2 Drunk 2 Care' Before Accident That Killed 2?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.26.2013 | Miami

Early on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 17, Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante were driving down Florida's Sawgrass Expressway when a driver headed the...

I Confess!

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bruce Weinstein

It was bound to happen. In our age of oversharing, we shouldn't be surprised that someone has used social media to make a confession about a crime he committed.

'Joker' Gets Drunk Driving Charge After Crashing Through Trees: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News

No need to call Batman, this joker was stopped by some trees. Dennis Lalime, a 64-year-old Maine man returning from a Halloween party, crashed his ...

Global Warming, Asteroid Impacts, and the Laws of Physics

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

Uncertainty in exactly how something happens does not translate into uncertainty that it is happening. There is no rational basis for denial of the reality, or the risks, of global warming. And there is no excuse for ignoring it.

David Cassidy Arrested

Posted 08.22.2013 | Celebrity

"Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Wednesday morning in upstate New York, TMZ first reported. ...

Nudge Yourself and Others to Make Smarter Choices

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Steve Jobs sparked hot debate about the rich "getting to jump to the head of the line," so to speak, when he revealed that he was able to get a liver ...