New UCSD Study: "Buzzed Driving" as Dangerous as Drunk Driving
A new study from UCSD shows "buzzed driving" is as dangerous as drunk driving and study concludes California should lower DUI from BAC .08% to .05%.
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Category: Drunk Driving Accident

New UCSD Study: “Buzzed Driving” as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

20-January-2014

You may have seen the TV ads that state “buzzed driving is drunk driving.” Now, NBC 7 San Diego reports that a new study on traffic accidents by UCSD shows even “minimally buzzed” drivers – those with a very low 0.01% blood-alcohol level – often cause fatal car accidents. UCSD sociologist David Phillips, Ph.D., led ...

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Mother Gets Prison for Fatal DUI Crash

03-January-2014

A 23 year-old mother whose drunk driving led to the deaths of two children was recently sentenced to 8 years in prison. The Chula Vista woman drove her minivan with a 0.13 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) last August 5 when she lost control of the vehicle. The minivan fell down an embankment, flipped, and landed on ...

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Affluenza is Not a Real Thing

16-December-2013

Ethan Couch, age 16, grew up wealthy and privileged. His parents never set rules and boundaries for him. As a result, he allegedly stole some beer from Wal-Mart, got drunk, and then drove a car. He killed 4 people as a result of driving DUI. But for a made up disease — called Affluenza — ...

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Driving Stoned

09-July-2011

The LA Times recently reported, in California, nearly 1,000 deaths and injuries each year are blamed directly on drivers under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement blames the increase in medical marijuana use in the last decade. Fatal crashes where drugs were the primary cause and alcohol was not involved spiked 55% over the 10 ...

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Buzz Kills: No Amount of Alcohol is Safe to Drive

30-June-2011

In California, the legal blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol is safe for driving, according to a UCSD study led by sociologist David Phillips and published in the journal Addiction. The study found that blood-alcohol levels well below the legal limit are associated with severe injury and even death. As ...

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NHTSA Report Show Safer Roads in 2010

25-May-2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported fatalities on US highways declined by over 1,000 people over the past year. Total fatal accidents for 2010 is expected to be 32,788, down from 33,808 in 2009. This is the lowest since 1949. NHTSA Deputy Administrator Ronald Medford believes the reduction is due to stricter ...

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