Drunk Driving and Riding Health News

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Drugged Driving Dangers

Drivers using prescription opioids are at increased risk of causing a fatal accident.

Uber Can Help Cut Car Crashes, But Not Everywhere

Impact on drunk driving rate varied city to city, study found

Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins

Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheel

Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD

Report finds reckless acts a symptom of disorder, and they increase the odds of another traumatic experience

Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel

Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road

9 percent drop in deaths where policies to discourage drinking and driving among all motorists were most stringent

DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers

But that doesn't mean roads will be safe New Year's Eve; 28 million still drink and drive, survey finds

Celebrate the Holidays, But Not While Drinking and Driving

Coffee won't help a tipsy person sober up, traffic safety experts warn

Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Worst offenders as likely to have a wreck as someone who smokes marijuana behind the wheel, study found

Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms?

Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report

Teens and young adults, shift-workers and people with sleep disorders face greater risk

Road Rage Rampant in America

8 of 10 drivers admit to anger, aggression when behind the wheel

Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime: Study

Long-term reductions in arrests were seen when new drivers were limited to daytime hours

Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.

Heading to a New Year's Party? Here's How to Stay Safe

Jan. 1 is the most dangerous day on the road, experts say

Fewer Teens, Young Adults Driving After Drinking, Smoking Pot: Report

But researchers add that too many are still under the influence while behind the wheel

'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study

Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

Marijuana accounted for third of drugs found in systems of drivers killed in accidents

Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers

Risk of poor road control doubled after one drink if driver's focus was disturbed, study found

Drop in Drunk Driving Crashes May Have Boosted U.S. Economy

Study tallied savings from fewer medical bills, lower legal costs, lost productivity and property damage

Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says

Using both substances also boosts risk of relationship and work troubles

Stay Sober or Be Pulled Over This Holiday Season

State highway officials renew their warnings about drunk driving

Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds

States with more random traffic stops, DUI arrests have fewer drivers fail breath tests

'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says

Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

Stay Safe On The Roads This July Fourth

Nearly 400 people may die in accidents over holiday weekend, National Safety Council estimates

One in 25 Reports Falling Asleep at the Wheel: CDC Report

Young adult males and binge drinkers more likely to drive while drowsy, study finds.

In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

Drunk-Driving Deaths Under-reported in U.S., Study Says

Researchers cite lag time between filing of death certificate, return of lab tests

Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

'Buzzed' Drivers Who Are Under Legal Limit to Blame in Many Fatal Crashes

Study of 500,000 lethal U.S. collisions finds no amount of drinking safe before getting behind the wheel

Drunk Driving Can Make Holiday Season Deadly

U.S. agencies countering with roadside detection, ignition-lock laws, new blood-alcohol technology

How Much Alcohol In Your Drink? Stronger Beverages Make It Tough to Tell

A glass of wine at a restaurant may be 50 percent more potent than you think, experts warn

Drugged Driving Plays Major Role in Traffic Deaths

Alone or combined with alcohol, study finds it multiplies the risk for road fatalities

People's Beliefs on Drunk Driving May Change When They're Drunk

Alcohol may impair drivers' normally good sense, study says

Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves, Study Finds

While most abstained, 35 percent had alcohol in bloodstreams and some were legally drunk

Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show