Don’t Drive Impaired this Holiday Season, DOT Warns Drivers

As people throughout the nation enjoy the holiday season, officials at the U.S. DOT are urging motorists to not forget about safety – and to not get behind the wheel if they have been drinking alcohol. This is part of a national anti-drunk driving campaign that occurs every year around the holidays, when the incidence of drunk driving crashes surges. In fact, as officials have pointed out, last year in December Read More

3 Major Driving Impairments Caused by Alcohol Intoxication: Why Drunk Driving Is So Perilous

Drunk driving is illegal across the nation, and many states – including Missouri, where having a BAC of 0.08 can result in criminal penalties against drivers. Despite this, however, many motorists continue to get behind the wheel after drinking. And the consequences can be deadly. That’s because, as various research has established, alcohol impairment: Impairs drivers’ abilities to see and hear – Clarify of vision Read More

5 Facts to Know about Rollovers

Rollovers are one of the most dangerous and deadly types of traffic accidents that can take place. In fact, as federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have noted: Rollovers account for more than 1 in very 3 traffic-related fatalities that occurs in the U.S. each year. More than 10,000 people in the U.S. are killed in rollovers every year. Speeding is a factor in about 40 Read More

National Teen Driver Safety Week Starts Today

Today through Saturday October 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a national safety campaign focused on reducing teen driver accidents and saving lives. Throughout this week, transportation officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be supporting the 5 to Drive campaign, which is urging parents to “discuss with their teens one traffic safety topic each day. Those topics, also Read More

Drunk Driving Crackdown Is On for Labor Day Weekend: What You Need to Know

As you get ready to kick off your Labor Day weekend and celebrate with family and friends, be aware that a drunk driving crackdown is currently underway across the nation. Backed by about 10,000 law enforcement agencies, this effort will involve more traffic cops on patrol – and more sobriety checkpoints being set up – tonight and continuing through Monday, September 7th, officials at the National Highway Traffic Read More