Tag: drunk driving

Drunk Driving Prevention Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced in December that it has taken the first steps to make drunk driving prevention technology standard in all new passenger vehicles in the United States.  First Steps This first step is called an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. It is a part of the long process in creating […]

The TIRF Report 2022

According to a new study, risky driving behaviors might be easing up after an increase in 2021.  Each year, the Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA (TIRF USA) conducts a large survey to assess how people view impaired driving. It acts as a barometer for attitudes and behaviors related to drunk driving.  TIRF Report 2022 Summary […]

Drunk Driving Awareness – The TIRF Report for 2021

A new drunk driving awareness study reveals a shift in driver attitudes toward drunk driving during the 2020 global pandemic. The study shows that more people self-reported driving drunk than in years past. It also shows that people are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors. The TIRF Report The Traffic Injury Research Foundation […]

Spring Break Means More Drunk Driving

Spring Break is the time everyone is dreaming of shedding those winter coats and hitting the beaches. Unfortunately, it is also a time when drunk driving increases. Law Enforcement Ramps Up For Georgians, the most popular Spring Break state is Florida. And the Florida Highway Patrol is ramping up enforcement in many of the vacation […]

Don’t Let “Drinksgiving” Ruin Your Holiday

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is famously a big travel day in the United States. It is also a very popular time to get drunk. Widely known as “Drinksgiving” or “Blackout Wednesday,” Thanksgiving eve, the start to a long weekend, has become a popular drinking day. There is a huge spike in beer and liquor sales, […]

DUI Defense – Too Drunk to Consent?

DUI Defense – Too Drunk to Consent?

A New Georgia DUI Defense? DUI law and litigation in Georgia has taken on a new energy this summer with the Georgia Supreme Court decision of Williams v. State, S14A1625 (2015). In this landmark decision, our state supreme court found that before an officer can ask a suspected drunk driver for a state blood, breath […]