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Early Projections Show 8.1-Percent Increase in Fatalities In First Half Of 2015

In some respects, there's never been a safer time to ride in a car. The number of vehicle occupants killed in traffic accidents dipped to 21,022 in 2014, according to the federal agency that tracks the numbers. It's the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1975.


A New Jersey woman made a fake 911 call last week to distract police so she could drive home drunk from a bar.


An on-duty New Jersey state trooper accused of driving drunk had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway last month, police records show.


Police in Canada arrested a drunk-driving mom after her terrified 9-year-old called 911 on her last week.


An officer in Florida turned up drunk to a ceremony last month where he was receiving an award for making over 100 DUI collars.


A bar in Salt Lake City transformed its bathrooms into jail cells in an effort to curb drunk driving amongst its patrons last week.


Authorities say 911 calls from concerned viewers led to the arrest of a Florida woman who was streaming live video of herself while driving drunk.


With Marijuana's Rise, More States Find Firm Answers Are Hard to Come By

As more states consider rescinding bans on recreational marijuana use, lawmakers, police officers and transportation officials are urging each other to prepare for an increase in drugged drivers. Exactly how should they brace for a siege of stoned drivers? No one is quite sure.


A Missouri woman made a passionate plea for an end to drunk driving on the anniversary of her husband and one-year-old son's deaths.


Interlock Device Detects Alcohol Through Skin, Not Breath

Drunk drivers kill approximately 11,000 people every year in the United States, a level of carnage that remains stubbornly high despite enormous resources expended by law enforcement officers and safety advocates intent on stopping them. One possible solution now lies in the palms of their hands.


Drunk driving is always dangerous and a problem across the country and the world, but certain places have a knack for attracting drunk drivers. In the US, those places tend to be rural western states.


He may not be a cop, but when an Ohio man saw a dangerous intoxicated driver swerving all over the interstate last Friday he knew he had to do something to protect everyone else on the road.


A deputy in Michigan wasn't about to let a fellow officer off the hook when he was caught driving drunk in May.


A pair of quick-thinking sheriffs in Northern California saved the life of a motorist after he crashed his car on a set of busy train tracks Monday.


NHTSA is previewing a suite of safety system to prevent drunk driving fatalities through an initiative called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program.


Now He Might Lose His Job

A routine traffic stop and arrest in March turned into a lesson in small town politics for a police force in Oklahoma.


A woman in Memphis, TN, is facing multiple charges after a good Samaritan caught her allowing a child to drive when she was too drunk.


Police in New Jersey saved a woman's life last week when they dragged her unconscious body from her burning wrecked car moments before it exploded.


One Illinois man probably wishes he had listened to his fellow restaurant patrons before he got behind the wheel while drunk and collided head on with another car. Watch the incident unfold on video.


Police in New Jersey arrested a minister for drunk driving Friday night.


A Florida defense attorney believes that DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional and has a way for drivers to get through them without talking to police or lowering the vehicle's window. A video of this tactic is getting views online, but the method might not actually be legal.

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