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    Report: Feds to end roadside breath testing without permission
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    "I'm concerned that motorists who encounter these surveys are not properly informed the survey is voluntary." - Rep. Tom Petri Last year, the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving kicked off in 60 cities across the US. The survey, as the name suggests, attempts to gauge the ...

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    Video: Watch this gamer prove why you should never drive drunk
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    During the holiday season, there's always an extra push to show the dangers of drinking and driving, and while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has enlisted the help of Robocop for its recent campaign, a Belgian group called Responsible Young Drivers is looking to reach out to a ...

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    Report: Would-be car thief foiled by drunk driver ignition interlock
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    A drunk driver prevented the theft of a TJ Maxx in Farmington, CT on Wednesday. Okay, not exactly. The drunk driver's car prevented the theft. According to The Hartford Courant, three men swiped $4,500 worth of ladies handbags from the department store, but didn't get very far. Store security ...

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    Report: Man shoots friend trying to prevent him from driving drunk
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    Alcohol can bring out the stupid in people, so naturally, there are a few things you shouldn't attempt to do while imbibing, such as: open-heart surgery, sewing a button, tightrope walking, handling firearms and driving. It's those last two that Scott Campbell, a 40-year-old Clevelander (not ...

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    Video: Shocking public restroom 'accident' is one way to discourage drunk driving
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    If you thought the recent distracted driving campaign from Mini in Mexico was messed up, then check this out. The UK Department of Transport has teamed up with advertising company Leo Burnett Worldwide to create a new ad campaign called Pub Loo Shocker with the hopes of reducing drinking and ...

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    Report: Man crashes car while driving drunk and having sex, proceeds to hide in cactus
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    We can say this for 25-year old Albuquerque, NM resident Luis Briones: this is a man that doesn't want the party to end. A report from the Albuquerque Journal would seem to indicate that Mr. Briones is having a very bad week, after risking his life, his female passenger's life and the lives of more ...

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    Video: Mr. Checkpoint tweets sobriety check locations, raises hackles [w/poll]
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    There's a better-than-average chance that you or someone you care about had a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine to celebrate Memorial Day and its attendant long weekend. Hopefully, if you were doing your celebrating outside of the walkable zone from your place of residence, you made ...

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    Report: CDC: Teen drinking and driving down by more than half
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    One out of 10 teens has hopped behind the wheel of a car after drinking alcohol, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention study revealed this week. That means every month, there are potentially 2.4 million teenagers driving under the influence of alcohol. Hopefully, not all at the same ...

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    Video: Feds release latest drunk driving stats, launch new campaign
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    Drunk driving fatalities were on the decline in 2010, with 32 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico all reporting fewer deaths, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But the feds are still concerned about the 10,228 people killed in alcohol-related ...

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    Report: Deportations due to drunk driving and traffic violations escalate dramatically
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    There are a few key ways for an illegal immigrant to get deported. Anything to do with making or selling drugs is the number one way to get kicked out of the country, with 45,003 cases in the last fiscal year alone. That's up nearly one third from 2008, but drug offenses may not be number one for ...

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    Study: Teens don't think texting while driving is as dangerous as DUI
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    Despite plenty of academic research demonstrating that texting while driving can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving, a new poll shows that most teens simply don't think that's the case. State Farm recently sponsored a poll conducted by Harris Interactive in which 14-to-17 year-olds were ...

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    NHTSA: Eight percent of Americans admit to driving drunk in past year
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    Despite plenty of data that shows that drinking and driving leads to the deaths of thousands of motorists each year, consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel is still a big problem in America. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that eight percent of ...

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    VIDEO: EVO does 0-100 mph in Porsche's new 911 Turbo... with a Coke and a smile
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    Evo takes a 911 Turbo and a Coke from 0-100 – Click above to watch video
    When the Porsche 997 Turbo first came out and it was discovered that you could get from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds in the Tiptronic automatic transmission (which was quicker than the manual gearbox), that was incredible ...

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    VIDEO: Australian Transport Accident Commission celebrates 20 years of disturbing commercials
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    Don't drink and drive - Click above to view the video after the jump
    Years ago when we were in drivers ed watching either Blood on the Highway or Red Asphalt -- the two gore-filled negative education films from the early 1970s that tried to scare us stright -- the cheerleader seated in front of ...

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    VIDEO: Bacardi, Maserati, and Michael Schumacher get shaken, not stirred
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    After seven Formula One World Championships and more records than your local second-hand vinyl shop, Michael Schumacher has proven incredibly adept at driving a point home. Now that he's semi-retired, well...he's still making more money than most of ...

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    Man charged with DWI while driving La-Z-Boy chair
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    It's against the law to drink and drive. And as we've seen time and again, the police don't care if you're driving a Ferrari or a motorized scooter; over the limit means under arrest. There is now one more person in the world who knows this undeniable truth first-hand. Dennis LeRoy Anderson was ...

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    Dude busted for DUI while driving motorized cooler
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    Police in Whitehall, NY cold-busted an inebriated motorist over the Memorial Day weekend for swerving around in the middle of the street and weaving onto area sidewalks. That happened plenty of times over Memorial Day weekend, but what makes this story interesting is the fact that the driver was ...

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    German drivers urinate in the Autobahn of bathrooms
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    Drinking and driving has been a dangerous gamble taken by millions of motorists around the globe since the first cars hit the road. Police have gotten very good at spotting, arresting, and prosecuting offenders, but many still slip through the cracks, and thousands of innocent people die in ...

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    Study: Eating and drinking doubles crash risk
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    A British study commissioned by an insurance company has determined that noshing behind the wheel doubles the likelihood that a driver will get into an accident. Brunel University researchers put subjects through the paces using driving simulators to arrive at the conclusion.First, they took ...

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