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
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    … Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,323 Texans were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2015 (BAC ≥ 0.08%). The 1,323 deaths caused by drunk drivers in 2015 accounted for a staggering 38% of ALL traffic fatalities in the state of Texas. Over 70% of alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal accidents had BAC readings of 0.15% or higher…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 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

    …. In 1991, Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, which requires drug and alcohol testing for all safety-sensitive transportation employees in an effort to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents caused by truckers. The FMCSA sets rules and regulations for employees who drive commercial trucks and buses that require…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Passenger Vehicle Safety Trends – St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

    … at least one fatality and 23 percent of all passenger car rollover car crashes caused at least one death. In 2015, 11,070,000 vehicles were involved in traffic accidents in which the police were called. 96 percent of those were passenger vehicles. In head on collisions involving light trucks, an occupant of a passenger car was 3 times more…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 20 readers -
  • St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney – Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

    … in prison and a $5,000 fine. For a person to be charged with voluntary vehicular manslaughter, it must be proved that: he/she was driving in either a severely negligent or reckless manner, and the reckless or negligent driving behavior caused a fatality The Cause of Fatal Car Accidents Many fatal car accidents are a result of driver negligence…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 18 readers -
  • The Most Dangerous Times on the Road

    … of fatal crashes were alcohol related. In 2013, all fatal collisions were alcohol related and in 2012, 20 percent of deadly accidents were caused by drunk driving. Do You Have to Drive on New Year’s Eve? New Year’s Eve and day not any safer for driving than around Christmas time. In fact, it can be more dangerous as alcohol is a more common factor…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … a red light, speeding, or swerving in traffic is sufficient for the officer to decide to pull a driver over. A Texas motorist suspected of driving while intoxicated is usually asked to submit to breathalyzer teFsting to record his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If the result is 0.08 percent or above, this is a positive result…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
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