Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drink driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit ("blood alcohol content", or "BAC"). Similar regulations cover driving or operating certain types of machinery while affected by drinking alcohol or taking other drugs, including, but not limited to prescription drugs. This is a criminal offense in most nations. Convictions do not necessarily involve actual driving of the vehicle.
Posts about Drunk Driving
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    … in motorcyclist fatalities; however, a total of 32 states (including Texas) leave the decision up to the riders. In 2012, Michigan repealed its helmet law (for the second time). Immediately after the law was repealed, doctors in emergency rooms noticed a sudden increase in serious head injuries from motorcycle crashes. The increase led to a three-year study…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • MO Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

    … number. If the driver cannot be identified, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages through your own insurance policy. What should I do if my accident involves a commercial vehicle? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an estimated 300,000 commercial vehicle accidents occur each…

    Bruning Legal- 31 readers -
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  • Have a Safe Halloween – St. Louis Car Accident Law Firm

    … Watch out for children, especially between 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Do not drive distracted or drunk. (40% of driving fatalities are caused by drunk driving.) If you notice a careless, drunk, or aggressive driver, report the incident to the police immediately. St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney In the unfortunate event that your Halloween festivities…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 31 readers -
  • Car Accidents While Riding Uber in Dallas TX

    …Injured in an accident while riding in (or driving) an Uber vehicle? Our Dallas attorneys can help you file a claim and recover the money you’re owed. Liability Issues With Uber Technology has improved everything involved with our everyday life, including advancements in how we experience our night life. Uber (which includes UberX, UberXL…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    … criminal penalties (even for 1st-time offenders), reporting suspected drunk drivers to the police, and reporting bars which violate alcohol service laws to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). While the number of alcohol-related car accidents has dropped significantly in the last decade, the truth is that every single one of these crashes…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Number of Fatal Car Accidents Up 10% Over Last Year

    … be (and was) said about seat belts in the 1060s. We all know texting and driving is a serious problem, but unless we take steps to address the issue, the problem will only continue to get worse. While the implementation of stricter laws on drunk driving and safer lanes for bikes provide solutions to many traffic-safety issues, there is also a need for continuing…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    … The categories that were used to rank each individual state included the following: Rate of fatalities for every 100,000,000 miles driven. Failure to obey motor vehicle laws (traffic signals, failing to wear seat belts, etc.). Drunk driving (percentage of fatal crashes that resulted because of alcohol use). Speeding (percentage of fatalities…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Additional Laws Which Apply to Truck Drivers

    … lbs and carrying non-hazardous material is required to have a minimum of $750,000 in auto insurance. A minimum of $1,500,000 is required for buses and passenger-carrying vehicles which hold 15 or fewer passengers, and $5,000,000 for those which carry over 15 passengers. Mobile phone use. Lastly, the FMCSA forbids the handheld use of mobile phones…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • St. Louis Auto Wreck Lawyers – Evidence Used Against Drunk Drivers

    … officer will conduct a breath test of the driver. The test is the strongest evidence against a drunk driver and can prove that the driver had a higher BAC than permissible levels. Police Reports A police report is used to document that an accident occurred, the involved parties, and the findings of the police officer. The report is an indicator of what…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 21 readers -
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