With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, Congress has taken a greater interest in the issue. On Tuesday the U.S. Congress held their first congressional hearing on the issue with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) calling for a “smarter approach” to the nation’s marijuana policy. He also noted it’s time to review federal laws which “impede effective regulation of the drug in states where it was legal.”
Traffic safety advocates have shifted their focus and energies to combat distracted driving, especially among young drivers. In fact, former U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood’s signature legislature focused on a national ban to eliminate texting while driving. But the first-ever grants approved by Congress last year to encourage states to enact texting-while-driving laws has not been as effective as hoped.
Home Breathalyzer and Drunk Driving
With the increase of DUI penalties and fines and the chance of injuring another person or driver many drinkers, who enjoy the occasional glass of alcohol, are questioning whether it makes sense to purchase a home breathalyzer test. Given the home breathalyzer technology, it may be possible to use a portable home breathalyzer machine and know whether or not you are able to safely operate your vehicle.
Drunk and drilling
It is not unusual for drivers to be arrested for drunk driving, even if they are not driving their car, or arrested for riding a lawnmower under the influence of alcohol, what is less common is what happened Monday to a New York Dentist.
CBS New York reports that a dentist in the state of Long Island was arrested Monday after he consumed an excessive amount of alcohol and then performed a complicated dental procedure on a patient, which include drilling. According to reports, the patient noticed the smell of alcohol during the procedure and called the police who later came and arrested the dentist.
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Driving is a serious responsibility for all drivers. When you are operating a vehicle that can weigh up to 125 tons it is even more important. If a semi-truck is in a car accident with a vehicle, the truck always wins. This blog will address some of the most common reasons for a car accident involving a truck and what you can do to protect yourself on the highways this holiday season.