August 10th, 2014 Posted by Driving Alliance Celebrity, Drunk Driver, DUI 1 comment
This is why Driving Alliance does what it does so we can prevent unfortunate situations like this from happening.
Via The Rock’s Instagram
My mom & cousin @linafanene were struck head on by a drunk driver this week – they lived. First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them. But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days. Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them. #BearHugsAndGratitude #100PercentPreventable #ChoicesMatter
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August 8th, 2014 Posted by Driving Alliance Accident No Comment yet
One of the drivers in the double decker bus crash in Times Square yesterday has been charged with “driving while ability impaired,” according to NYPD. AM New York explains that this kind of charge “usually apply to drivers who are on prescription medication, drugs or have been drinking but are not above the legal limit.”
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August 7th, 2014 Posted by Driving Alliance DUI No Comment yet
These numbers are high, but not nearly as high as actual DUIs.
Here is the quick list of top 10 cities for fatal DUI accidents:
1. San Bernardino, California
2. Mobile, Alabama
3. Riverside, California
4. Tulsa, Oklahoma
5. Lubbock, Texas
6. Knoxville, Tennessee
7. Fresno, California
8. Spokane, Washington
9. Sacramento, California
10. Little Rock, Arkansas
DUIs have a high cost, both human and financial. In 2012 alone, 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-related vehicle accidents. There’s also the staggering economic cost of drunk driving — an estimated $199 billion a year in the U.S. And the financial burden after receiving a DUI can be crippling for drivers, who have to pay expensive fines and court costs, then pay again after their car insurance premiums increase.
Drivers in some cities are disproportionately affected by these costs. For example, you are more likely to encounter a drunk driver in Tulsa, Oklahoma, than in San Francisco, California. Even so, the cities with the highest number of fatal alcohol-related vehicle crashes per capita aren’t the cities where drivers see the steepest auto insurance increases after receiving a DUI.
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