In part one of this post, we noted the recent finding by a team of researchers led by a UC - San Diego sociologist that even a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .01 significantly raises the risk of car accidents.
The fact that drunk driving and drugged driving cause many car accidents is undeniable.
In most states, an individual must register a 0.08 blood alcohol content in order to be considered legally drunk. Legally drunk is a minimum standard that must be met in order to charge an individual with a criminal drunk driving offense, and even that depends on the circumstances. Does that mean that anything under a 0.08 limit is a safe driving BAC?
In the first part of this post, we noted the current fascination among digital early-adopters for so-called wearable technology.
The problem of texting while driving is far from solved. The collision between America’s decades-old car-driven culture and its newfound obsession with portable digital devices is fraught with tension.
In the first part of this post, heading into New Year's Eve, we discussed law enforcement efforts to deter drunk driving.
In the San Diego area and across the nation, law enforcement agencies know they need to be on heightened alert tonight.
The number of licensed drivers over the age of 65 in California is growing rapidly as baby boomers reach retirement age. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is well aware that there are more and more senior citizens behind the wheel, and they are working to ensure that the roads are safe for them.
It is no secret that law enforcement agencies across the country are struggling to keep distracted drivers off the roads. Drivers know that distracted driving is often a matter of life and death. They know that there are criminal and civil penalties for doing it, but they continue to text and drive, email and drive, and chat on cellphones, resulting in car accidents. The stubborn persistence of such tendencies has stumped those who want to eradicate distracted driving.
Many San Diego residents are planning to travel tomorrow and throughout the weekend for Thanksgiving. In fact, tomorrow has been forecast to be the biggest travel day of the year by AAA, but a terrible winter storm may hinder the travel plans of millions of Americans, as flights are canceled and icy roads present car accident risks.