If someone drives drunk and kills or seriously injures another person in a crash - a brother, mother, daughter, what have you - you'd expect the driver to get years and years behind bars. Occasionally that happens. But it often doesn't happen that way at all.
A story in the East Bay Times will have marijuana naysayers crying, "I told you so" about the dangers of legalization. Now there's another way (in addition to alcohol and texting) for people to be impaired or distracted while driving.
"Any time you see a rise it's concerning, especially when we look at fatalities, because that's somebody's loved one."
In Los Angeles County in 2014 during the July 4 holiday weekend, there are 45 mapped collisions in which alcohol was a factor (Berkeley Transportation Injury Mapping System)
Super Bowl Sunday, the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. It's the biggest game of the year in pro football on Feb. 1. But this Sunday is also the biggest day of the year for alcohol-related car wrecks, at least in California. As Jerry Hirsch reports for the Los Angeles Times, Sunday is the Super Bowl of drunk driving, and Hirsch shows us the numbers to prove it.
A drunk driver may be responsible for a chain-reaction accident that killed one person and injured three more in Los Angeles on Saturday.
After decades of public awareness work to prevent drunk driving-related accidents, most Californians should know that it is crucially important to find a sober ride home after drinking. According to a new study, however, many sober cabs are actually dangerously impaired.
Drunk driving has been the center of an enormous amount of advocacy and policy research for decades. Despite all of this work, drunk driving is still one of the primary causes of fatal car accidents in California and the rest of the nation. Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board announced a new proposal that it hopes could help prevent hundreds of these crashes every year: a new standard for drunk driving.