Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

DUI fatalities drop sharply after interlock law

Donnerstag 26. Juli 2012 von htm

Preliminary results show alcohol-related traffic fatalities dropped in the year since the state began requiring an ignition interlock for those convicted of drunken driving.

The Kansas Department of Transportation reported Friday that the state recorded 59 alcohol-related traffic fatalities between July 1, 2011 — when the law took effect — and June 30 of this year. That compares with 125 and 137, respectively, for the previous two years. …
(Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/25/12) sfgate.com, 07/20/12

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, mortality, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence Launches New Website

Sonntag 13. März 2011 von htm

Information about Oklahoma?s driving breath alcohol and ignition interlock devices just became easier to access with the launch of the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence’s (BOT) new website at http://bot.ok.gov. The new website allows the agency to post announcements quickly, keeping Oklahomans informed and increasing transparency of information. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 03/13/11) trading-house.net, 03/11/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Prevention, Publications, Transportation | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Ignition interlocks cut drunken driving

Mittwoch 2. März 2011 von htm

Ignition devices that stop drivers from starting their vehicles if they are over the alcohol limit help prevent people convicted of driving under the influence from re-offending, according to a new study.
Re-arrest rates for alcohol-impaired driving decrease by 67 percent after the ignition interlocks are installed compared to drivers with suspended licenses, said the study by researchers at the Community Guide branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Around 200,000 vehicles in the United States are fitted with interlock devices that are used to prevent drunken driving by people convicted of such offenses. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 02/28/11) reuters.com, 02/22/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Court Case, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention, Research, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

The Breathalyzer Behind the Wheel

Freitag 4. September 2009 von htm

HERE are two compelling facts about ignition-interlock devices for preventing drunk driving. One is that these devices are highly effective, despite the logical possibilities for bypassing them. The second is that they are rarely installed in the cars of people who have been known to drive while intoxicated.
People driving while intoxicated still cause about 13,000 deaths a year in the United States. And of the 1.4 million arrests made, one-third involve repeat offenders. The greatest potential of ignition interlocks is to reduce this recidivism. (Source: Harvard World Health News, 9/3/09) New York Times-Opinion, 8/31/09

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Bill Would Mandate Use of Ignition-Interlock Devices

Dienstag 4. August 2009 von htm

A federal transportation bill now being debated in Congress would compel all states to require convicted drunk drivers to install alcohol-detecting ignition-interlock devices on their vehicles. (Source: Joint Together, 8/4/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Court Case, Driving under the Influence, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

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