Choosing to Drive Drunk The average impaired driver will operate a vehicle 70 times before they are arrested for drunk driving. 70 chances to injure or kill themselves or someone else The Key Human Factors associated with the decision to Drive Drunk include: A recent study published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology found that when people have been drinking, they feel sober before the brain and the body start acting drunk. This means that people might get behind the wheel and drive drunk because they think they have sobered up enough to drive. In reality, they are impaired both mentally and physically and do not think of the negative affects driving under the influence. The consequences of getting convicted of a DUI or DWI are outstanding fines, jail time, community service, and even having to attend a DUI school for an in class or online DUI [...]
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For the fifth annual year Lyft CEO John Zimmer has donated $10,000 to MADD on NYE's in their partnership to help end drunk driving. With autonomous driving and ride share services, that reality may come true within the coming decade. John has been leading the charge for his 7th year driving on New Years Eve with a special co-pilot - His Mom - but began bringing awareness to the organization in 2014 by allowing Lyft users to donate $1 to MADD for posting an anti drunk driving pledge on their social media in their campaign against DUIs with a $10,000 donation to MADD in the hopes of saving at least one of the 70 lives that are taken annually by to DUI's on NYE. Lyft CEO John Zimmer This New Year’s Eve, we’re partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to make getting a safe ride [...]
As a DUI School, we speak with our students often about their circumstances and what lead to them driving drunk. They range from your average, but unfortunate “I had one beer too many and didn’t realize I was drunk” to the extreme of crashing their car into their own home while drunk. But, the question of whether someone sleeping off their drunkenness in the backseat of their car should be charged with a DUI is a different question. Nevada law test hello test (known as the Nevada Revised Statutes) states that if a drivers keys are within their grasp as a driver and their is alcohol in their system they can be charged with a DUI. Even asleep in the backseat of a car turned off with the keys within reaching distance of the occupant of the car, an officer has [...]
Autonomous Vehicles Will Bankrupt Courts Over The Next Decade And There’s No Plan In Place to Prevent It
Autonomous Vehicles Are Bankrupting Courts Over The Next Decade And There's No Plan In Place to Prevent It Nevada and the rest of the country is facing a problem in the next decade. With the ubiquity of self-driving vehicles and the Country's reliance on funding Government Institutions such as Courts and Police Depts. with an overabundance of traffic tickets and Court fines stemming from DUIs and moving violations there is a crossroads coming fast in the 2030’s that could lead to the bankruptcy of fundamental organizations, a portion of whom factor nearly 50% these fee's into their budget Today, an average of these current charges account for 21.1% of state/local own source general revenues—eclipsing the income taxes (18.6%), nearly on par with the property tax (21.2%) and closing in on the sales and gross receipts category (23.6%). However some town's reliance upon Court Fines and [...]
Over the last 44 years, more than 1,000,000 Americans have been killed for no other reason than a drunk driver was holding onto the steering wheel while traveling down the road. Terrorists Can’t Compete with American Drunk Drivers, Since 1966, more Americans were killed by drunk drivers than the total number of American soldiers killed in ALL American Wars except the Civil War. Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk If you were to let a friend drive away impaired and he or she were to kill someone or themselves while holding onto the steering wheel, how would you feel? Responsible and filled with guilt? Your friend will have to deal with jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and they will need to attend an DUI school in Nevada, which could take up 8 to 72 hours of their time. Online DUI classes can be very expensive and reach [...]
Texting And Driving Is About 6 Times More Likely To Cause Accidents As Drunk Drivers New research has emerged that using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found. The study expanded to show findings that texting while driving is about 6 times more likely to cause a collision than drunk driving. The consequences can be extensive. Receiving a reckless driving conviction from texting while driving in Nevada can result in offenders paying up to $1,000 in court fees, 8 demerit points on their license, 50-99 hours of community service, attending a DUI School and 6 months in jail. Consider another fact: studies have also found that drivers who text face a slowed reaction [...]
It is Illegal to Enter Canada with a DUI Are you planning a trip to Canada any time soon? There is a broad range of consequences that you happens for a DUI conviction. In the United States, if you get a DUI or DWI, defendants lose their license for 90 days, attend an online DUI school, thousands in dollars of fines, buy an ignition interlock device among tens of thousands paid in attorney fees. We all know that getting a DUI or DWI affects drunk drivers in all aspects of life, such as job status or even travelling. Many people love to go on road trips, experience different culture, and go to different countries for pleasure or business. But what happens when you go to a country and they turn you away because of your misdemeanor DUI or DWI offence in the United States? Canada turns away anyone who [...]
Most drivers know that it is illegal to have an open container of alcohol within the cabin of the car. If you are cited for having an open container in your car, your fine will be in excess of $300, will add five points Junior DMV driving record and require offenders to attend an online DUI school. Nevada is one of the 9 states in the USA that allow first offense DUI defendants to enroll in online Alcohol Education Courses to satisfy their court requirements, with Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, Utah, Florida, Nebraska, North Virginia & North Dakota. You may not know that the officer pulling over a suspect has the option of arresting you if your vehicle has an unsealed or open container. Officers take intoxication very seriously. As they tend to be the first responders on the scene of a crash and dread responding to another alcohol-related fatality they [...]
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that drinking any alcohol and driving 4000 pounds of car can cost you a life… yours or someone else. The downside to easily killing someone is the loss of your freedom, your current and future bank account and a great deal of time in court, jail, and classes. The more frequently you drink and drive, the greater the probability that you will eventually be arrested or attend an online DUI school. Then have to explain to your spouse and friends why you need a ride to work or school. So you have to ask yourself, is drinking and driving really worth all the risk? The intelligent answer is no. Notice I used the word intelligent. Deciding to consume alcohol knowing that you’re going to drive later on this the same as playing craps at the casino. Eventually the house wins and [...]
Alcohol and Drugs are the cause of drunk drivingIt sounds redundant. Stating this fact unfortunately is not, with the amount of DUI arrests occurring every day due to impaired driving are explained away for any number of reasons, except for the simple fact. Someone arrested for driving drunk was a danger on the road due to intoxicants in their system that altered their ability to safely operate a vehicle on the road to the point of illegality. 123 DUI Online investigates the science behind intoxication of various substance and driving with any in your system eventually leads to signing up for DUI school.Cannabis or marijuana is a controlled substance and is estimated to be involved in 20% of all fatal crashes. Just because a driver possesses a medical marijuana endorsement, does not suggest that he or she can drive while they are under the influence of cannabis. If it is [...]