Montana is not as populous as many states, but it has a higher rate than most states for the number of deaths caused by impaired drivers per vehicle mile traveled. According to the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in 2017, a whopping 61% of all traffic fatalities were due to impaired drivers. Alcohol was involved … Read More »
Posts Categorized: DUI News
The ALCOLOCK blog exists to help you stay up to date on all things IID. Whether you’re a law enforcement agent, an ALCOLOCK service provider, or a driver, it’s important to know about the oft-changing landscape of DUI laws. Regulatory and compliance mandates can change from year to year, and new bills are proposed every election season. In order to maintain compliance, everyone involved in the ignition interlock process has to know and abide by these regulations. But it can be difficult to get all the information you need and even more difficult to vet the information for accuracy.
At ALCOLOCK, we pride ourselves on being industry leaders. But we also realize that we have a responsibility to back our reputation by providing solutions, information, and value to those we serve at every stage of the process. The DUI News portion of our blog is dedicated to taking our industry knowledge and providing it to you in the most accurate, succinct, and efficient manner possible.
You’ll find information on regulatory issues, compliance, new DUI laws, legislative changes, new bills, state information, and more. If you ever have any questions, feel free to let us know. We’d be happy to help you obtain the information you need.
Drunk driving is a real problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheet on Drunk Drivin says that every 50 minutes, someone in the United States dies as the result of a drunk driver. This may be the drunk driver, another driver, passengers, or even pedestrians. This adds up to 29 … Read More »
Drunk driving is a problem nationwide, but some states have more drunk driving problems than others. Several governmental and non-profit organizations make it their business to track drunk driving deaths, drunk driving arrests, and more. So we can get a pretty good picture of who fits in where. In the 2017 report from the National … Read More »
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Sobering Facts report on drunk driving in Arizona, 1.7% of Arizona drivers reported driving after having too much to drink. That’s compared to 1.9% of drivers nationally. But at the same time, the number of drunk driving fatalities in Arizona for the time period studied (2003-2012) exceeds … Read More »
Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) have a great track record when it comes to preventing drunk driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), IIDs reduce repeat offenses for drunk driving by nearly 70% while they are installed. All 50 states have ignition interlock device laws that require ignition interlocks for certain offenders and monitor … Read More »
Drunk driving kills nearly 11,100 people in the United States each year. And according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) fact sheet, Texans are more likely than the average American to drive after drinking too much. The national average is 1.9%, while the Texas figure is 2.1%. These are self reported figures, based on … Read More »
Drunk driving is on a slight increase in North Carolina over the last few years. According to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Crash Data Facts Report for 2017, there were 11,342 drunk driving crashes across the state in 2017. Fortunately, both the number of fatalities (368) and injuries (7922) were down over … Read More »
The number of drunk driving fatalities in Florida decreased in 2017, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) Annual Report for 2017. Their records show that alcohol-related crashes, in general, decreased in 2017 compared to 2016. That includes drunk driving fatal crashes as well as injuries in drunk driving accidents. … Read More »
Drunk driving is a real problem in California. Although the appearance of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft has reduced the number of drunk driving arrests in some of the state’s biggest cities, other statistics are grim. According to a fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1.8% of California drivers report getting … Read More »
It’s time to define alcohol consumption and understand how it relates to that feeling of elation that can come from enjoying a social drink with friends. It all comes down to one thing: Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). BAC is important, because it’s what determines whether you can or should drive, the results of any breathalyzer … Read More »