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    ETC: Fourth Of July is a terrible day to be on the road
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    Planning a road trip over the Independence Day weekend? After reading this, you may want to just stay home. Experts say drivers will endure heavy traffic, high gas prices and high numbers of traffic fatalities on the nation's roadways throughout the July 4 weekend. Motorists will pay the most ...

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    Report: OH man ticketed for holding sign warning of DUI checkpoint [w/videos]
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    An Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!" Douglas Odolecki took to a street corner in Parma, OH to warn drivers, although police quickly intervened, ticketing him for his ...

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    Video: Cop crashes into sober driver, arrests her for DUI
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    There's a popular stereotype that cops are villains, out to ruin the day of drivers while rocking a pretty severe God complex. Of course, this is not all cops. In fact, we'd argue that the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officials are good, upstanding, friendly citizens that are just ...

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    Video: Ford's simple suit makes you feel like a drunk driver
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    We've all heard about the dangers of drunk driving for practically our entire lives. Whether it's from PSAs on TV or lectures in school, no one can claim ignorance of drunk driving being extremely dangerous. However, that doesn't prevent some people from still doing it. Ford is trying to take the ...

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    Report: Driver held in SXSW fatal accident could get death penalty
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    Rashad Charjuan Owens, the driver who crashed through police barricades and into a crowd of people celebrating the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas, killing two people and injuring dozens more, has been charged with capital murder and may get the death penalty. Owens may also face multiple ...

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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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    Report: Deborah Hersman, head of NTSB and vocal critic of auto safety efforts, stepping down
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    The National Transportation Safety Board will be getting a new boss, as the current head has announced she'll be stepping down. Deborah Hersman had a controversial tenure as head of the NTSB, strongly criticizing efforts in automotive safety. Hersman was a vocal opponent of talking and texting ...

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    Report: England opening first pub at highway rest stop this week [w/poll]
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    64 percent of the British public opposes the pub opening, according to a report from the RAC. The United Kingdom, regularly skewered by the lads at Top Gear for an obsession with health and safety, is doing something that strikes us as very unsafe - allowing a pub to open in a motorway rest ...

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    Video: Johnnie Walker smashes a virtual F1 car made of glass
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    Anyone who's ever watched a grand prix can tell you that an F1 car is a fragile piece of machinery. But they're made of carbon fiber and metal, not glass. That's where the car in this promo clip differs. Launched last month at the Brazilian Grand Prix as part of Johnnie Walker's campaign against ...

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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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    Video: NHTSA enlists Robocop to help curb drunk driving
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like you to know that when eggnog and Christmas cheer get the best of you this season, driving is the last thing you should do, and it has enlisted the mercenary services of Robocop to remind you. In a $7.5-million ad campaign, at ...

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    Report: NHTSA wants ignition lockouts for first-time DUI offenders [w/poll]
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    There could be additional crackdowns on first-time drunk drivers if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gets its way. The regulatory body wants all states to fit alcohol-detecting ignition interlocks the first time someone is charged with drunk driving in order to prevent them from ...

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    Video: Epic prank aims to prevent DUI No. 6
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    What do you do about a friend whose drinking and driving problem has reached epic – five-DUI-infractions epic – proportions? Well, if you're a self-professed YouTube "prankster" you might do something to scare him straight. The subject of the video was allegedly completely passed out ...

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    Video: Driver smashes police car after 109-mph chase
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    A high-speed chase involving an allegedly drunk driver ended in a rather scary crash on Highway 41 in Milwaukee, WI in the wee hours of Monday morning. The driver of the Ford Taurus, 40-year-old Kevin Hutchins, hit speeds of up to 109 miles per hour, with three police cars in pursuit. It looks ...

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    Video: Drunk driver confesses on YouTube to vehicular manslaughter
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    Perpetrating a hit-and-run can be all too easy. You screw up, nobody catches you, you get away with it. But living with the guilt on your conscience can be another matter entirely, especially when the hit you're running away from caused someone's death. That's what Matthew Cordle apparently felt ...

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    Report: NFL giving players Uber credits to avoid drunk driving
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    Car service and taxi app Uber has inked a deal with the NFL Players' Association to provide players with a safe ride and prevent drunk driving. Players will be issued $200 in ride credits on a keychain card, and will also get promo cards for friends and family. Uber is in 17 of the NFL's 31 ...

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    Study: Americans who consider drunk driving 'a serious threat' declines 21% in 3 years
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    Alternate titles for this story could have been "American drivers growing stupider," "Number of boneheads on the road increases," "Natural selection having greater influence on American drivers." We don't mean to make light of the latest study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, but it's ...

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    Report: NZ woman drives 185 miles while asleep
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    Most of us have been there. You're on a long drive, on an arrow-straight highway. You started early in the day, and now you're getting to that point that no amount of caffeine, sugar, music or other stimulants will keep you going. Your head nods once. You feel your eyelids start to droop. And ...

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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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