Choosing to Drive Drunk

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 [...]

Choosing to Drive Drunk2024-02-19T08:15:18-07:00

Lyft Donated $10,000 On NYE to Help MADD Prevent DUIs

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 The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends and family, but they can also be one of [...]

Lyft Donated $10,000 On NYE to Help MADD Prevent DUIs2024-04-13T09:50:12-07:00

You Can Get A DUI While You’re Asleep in the Backseat

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 [...]

You Can Get A DUI While You’re Asleep in the Backseat2024-02-19T08:02:35-07:00

I Can See You’re Driving Drunk

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 [...]

I Can See You’re Driving Drunk2024-02-19T07:54:15-07:00

Texting And Driving Is About 6 Times More Likely To Cause Accidents As Drunk Drivers

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 [...]

Texting And Driving Is About 6 Times More Likely To Cause Accidents As Drunk Drivers2024-02-19T07:46:02-07:00

It is Illegal to Enter Canada with a DUI

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 [...]

It is Illegal to Enter Canada with a DUI2024-02-19T07:49:04-07:00

The Facts of Drunk Driving & DUI Class

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 [...]

The Facts of Drunk Driving & DUI Class2023-11-13T20:12:54-07:00

Insurance & DUIs in Nevada

Why Is Auto Insurance Required By Nevada Law? Auto Insurance is NOT optional in Nevada. If you drive a vehicle on Nevada roads, it MUST be insured. Another reality... auto insurance is expensive.  If you own a vehicle, but it is stored and have no intention of driving it, you must turn in the vehicle’s license plate to the NV DMV. Nevada requires that automobile liability insurance policies carry minimum coverage of $15,000 for bodily injury or death of one person in any one accident; $30,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more persons on any one accident; and $10,000 for injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident. If you think about it, $15,000 for bodily injury of another person will cover the cost of and then wants and a couple of aspirin in the emergency room. If the injured victim has medical expenses that [...]

Insurance & DUIs in Nevada2024-02-19T08:16:51-07:00

The Facts & Cost of a DUI In Nevada

Lets begin with the big picture of DUI Facts A Nevada DUI conviction will also hammer your wallet HARD at least in the near future. Forbes reported that a first time DUI conviction will increase your insurance premiums an average of 19%.  If your premiums are currently $1,200 a year, then you will pay $380, plus you can also add on another $265 for a required SR22 which provided by your insurance company. Likely you can anticipate that an additional $600 will be added to the cost of your auto insurance. In 2011, over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.  That's less than 1% of the 112 million self-reported episodes of alcohol impaired driving among U.S. adults  for that year. 50% to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license. A person convicted of driving on [...]

The Facts & Cost of a DUI In Nevada2022-05-08T17:55:28-07:00

Autonomous Vehicles and Drunk Driving

Nowadays everyone has been giving a lot of attention to one main factor in day to day life.  How are we going to make the roads safer? Companies such as Tesla, Google and BMW are producing autonomous cars that will require little to no supervision from the person sitting in the drivers seat.  These companies are focusing on creating a vehicle that will reduce the amount of traffic accidents and DUI arrests. Right now, there are approximately 30 companies developing, manufacturing, and releasing autonomous cars as you read this article!   These cars are street legal and being tested in Nevada, California, and Florida at this time. We already know of some big names that are producing these kind of vehicles. Tesla has 3 models that have the autonomous capabilities which are Model S, Model 3, and Model X.  Mercedes has the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury.  Google is also another leader [...]

Autonomous Vehicles and Drunk Driving2022-03-03T19:32:51-07:00