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Posted on Feb 01, 2012
According to the Center for Disease Control stats, during 2006 and 2010, the number of drunk driving cases have declined nationwide. Could the decrease in drinking and driving incidents be linked to a slow economy? Nothing else seemed to deter people from drinking and driving on the past, so is a slow economy the solution to this problem?
Driving Under the Influence on the Decline
A recent report from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) shows that driving under the influence (DUI) is on the decline not only in certain areas, but nationwide. In four years, the number of drunk drivers has dropped by more than 25 percent. There are no specific reasons for the decline, according to a CDC behavioral scientist, Gwen Berger, the drop in drunk driving incidents may be due to economic reasons; however there may be other reasons behind the decline as well.
Berger stated, “People have cut back on leisure driving due to the economic downturn.” She said that most people seem to be drinking more at home as opposed to a bar or restaurant.
Alcohol Related Fatalities Nationwide
However, despite the figures from the CDC, the number of people drinking and driving still remains high. For example, last year alone there was more than 100 million of driving while intoxicated (DWI) incidents in the country – most of the drivers were adults. So despite the decline, DWI is still a major concern, especially in states where the number of alcohol-related fatalities still remains high.
Dangers of Driving While Intoxicated
The new ignition interlocks law that is in place to deter drunk driving requires all second-time DWI offenders to install this device in their vehicles. The ignition interlocks prevent drunk drivers from operating their vehicles if they have high blood alcohol content (BAC). This new law will play a major role in helping to reduce drunk driving incidents nationwide.
Is Drunk Driving Really on the Decline?
Do you believe that there is a decline in drunk driving cases nationwide, or are drunk drivers just not getting caught? Could the figures from the CDC be incorrect?
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Posted on Jan 11, 2012
DUI has been a continuing problem not just across the country but all around the globe. Many of those arrested for DUI are working professionals. An assortment of associations and advocacy groups has put together a diverse method of programs, legislations, and plans but none have been able to figure out how to prevent drunk driving in working professionals.
Working Professionals and DUI
The problem seems to be going on and on. It appears that every time you look at a news broadcast, there is an account of a working professional that has caused a drunk driving accident. This dilemma has almost become intolerable in the general public. A few ideas that have been discussed around the nation to overcome this DUI problem include:
Increased Legislation to Prevent DWI in Working Professionals
In some states there is a successfully implemented legislation which bans open containers in municipal areas; this ban includes open containers in vehicles as well. Even if this kind of legislation is effective in these states is has not been proven, however empirical evidence seems to suggest it works.
Special Identification for Repeat Offenders
Another idea that has been suggested in some circles is specially designated license plates for those who have been convicted of drunk driving. There can also be an indicator on their driver’s license signifying their DWI convictions.
Restrictions of DWI Offenders Driving Privileges
There is also the idea of restricting nighttime driving of offenders and for those with multiple conviction of DWI. Electronic devices can be used to keeping an eye on those who repeatedly drive while drunk. Ankle bracelets can also be installed with breath analyzing devices that disable the cars of repeat offenders if that have elevated blood alcohol levels.
DWI Education and Instruction
Many have suggested that the government should provide extra instruction in schools and universities along with additional information concerning alcohol abuse and drunk driving to those applying for drivers licenses. Government entities can also use the money for DUI fines to increase the amount of public service announcements on television and radio.
Constant Reminders Are Needed
A little more education, awareness, and harsher consequences would probably be the best mixture to prevent drunk driving in working professionals. Furthermore, producing a sense of social unacceptability could further reduce drunk driving incidents in the future. Constant reminders of the hazards of drinking and driving drive home the point much more effectively than one-time seasonal ads and newspaper articles.Alcohol Abuse, DUI, DWI, Drunk DrivingNo Comments »Alcohol Abuse Drunk Driving DUI DWI conviction DWI Offender Working Professionals
Posted on Jun 30, 2011
The DWI case against Jets Wide receiver Braylon Edwards is headed for a pre-trial hearing and another possible delay as prosecutors and defense lawyers work towards a possible settlement. His next court appearance is scheduled for 7/22, barring any plea agreement. Edwards missed his last court appearance due to a flight delay.
Testimony may Cause Doubt in Drunk Driving Case
There have been reports that two other Jets players,who were in the vehicle when Edwards was stopped for an equipment violation, will testify that Edwards was not drunk when he was driving. However, authorities could counter with the results of breathalyzer test that record Edwards’ blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit.
Drunk Driving Case may Harm Free Agency
The player is a free agent this year and his legal issues will harm any offer that he may get from other teams. Reports say that New York is leaning towards resigning the 28-year-old wide receiver from the Cleveland Browns after he had an altercation with someone from Lebron James’ entourage in Ohio. Edwards was placed on probation to settle this offense and this is his first DWI charge. The Cleveland Browns drafted Edwards in the first round during 2005. He was the third player picked overall after playing for the Michigan Wolverines.
Will Edwards Stay in New York?
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was quoted by a New Jersey newspaper saying that he wanted Edwards back for next season. However, Edwards sold his nearby digs in New Jersey, which is a sign that he may be leaving, and facing DWI charges in New York may sour him on staying in the area.
Edwards Recent Troubles
Braylon Edwards other problems with the law include:
Edwards was pulled over in September 2010 for an equipment violation in Manhattan at about 5:00 in the morning and the officer reported that he smelled alcohol in the vehicle when the wide receiver rolled down the window of his car. Two other Jets players were also in the car at the time of the stop.
Drunk Driving Charges in New York have Serious Consequences
A drunken driving conviction in New York is serious even for a first time offender. He could face up to a year in jail and an NFL imposed fine of $50,000 because of the league’s substance abuse policy.