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 Driving under the influence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Driving under the influence, drink-driving, drunk driving, or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (ethanol) or other drugs, to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired.
Also, in all states, drivers under the drinking age of 21 have committed a drunk driving offence if they have any alcohol in their blood (set at.00%,.01% or.02% to be meaningful).
Driving under the influence is a generic term for a series of offences under the Canadian Criminal Code.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Drunk_driving   (973 words)

 Associations Between Peer Attitudes and Behaviour, Random Breath Testing Experience and Drink Driving in a Population-Representative Sample of South Australians
Controlling for all demographic and drinking behaviour variables, the perceived number of friends who disapprove of drink driving was associated with a decreased likelihood of drink driving, and the perceived number of friends who drink drive was associated with an increased likelihood.
Drink driving behaviour: Respondents were asked "How many times in the last three months have you driven after drinking some alcohol?" and "How many times in the last three months have you driven when you thought that your blood alcohol concentration was over 0.05?".
It is also expected that people who have been tested at RBT units will be less likely to report drink driving than those who have only seen the units - and that those who have not seen the units will be most likely to report drink driving.
www.druglibrary.org /Schaffer/Misc/driving/s6p4.htm   (2070 words)

 Drinking & Driving
Protect others and yourself by never driving if you think, or anyone else thinks, that you might have had too much to drink.
Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content (BAC) are at increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths.
When it comes to alcohol, a drink is a drink is a drink and are all the same to a breathalyzer.
www2.potsdam.edu /hansondj/DrinkingAndDriving.html   (1921 words)

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When the real danger on the roads comes from those driving when well over the current limit, branding responsible people who have consumed no more than a couple of small and legal drinks as “drink-drivers” is unhelpful and counter-productive.
Surely it is infinitely better for someone who has had too much to drink to sleep it off in their car rather than endanger themselves and others by attempting to drive home.
Drink is not the cause of high road accident rate, it’s speed and young drivers.” Much more so than the UK, Ireland is a rural country of small towns and villages.
members.lycos.co.uk /ukdd/ddnews03.html   (1918 words)

 Make Scotland's roads safer - reduce drink-driving limit, says BMA
Drink driving continues to be a hazard on Scotland's roads.
Random breath testing would enable the police to breathylise people driving at locations where it is reasonable to assume an amount of drinking may have taken place, eg near a pub.
This measure is a vital element in deterring people from drinking and driving.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=17973   (832 words)

 Never Drink and Drive
The more a person drinks, the more their ability to make important driving decisions becomes impaired.
For example, certain driving skills--such as steering a car while, at the same time, responding to changes in traffic--can be impaired by blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) as low as 0.02 percent.
After just one drink, a driver can begin to lose their ability to perform the tasks necessary to drive a car like braking, steering, changing lanes, and using judgment to adjust to changing road conditions.
students.resa.net /stoutcomputerclass/NeverDrinkAndDrive.htm   (505 words)

 Drink driving
Find out more about drinking and driving statistics and about the NZ Police and LTSA enforcement and advertising campaign to stop drink-driving.
Drink driving killed 142 people on New Zealand roads in 2003.
In fact, when you drive with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit (80 mg per 100ml), you are three times more likely to be involved in a crash than if you hadn't had a drink.
www.ltsa.govt.nz /road-user-safety/motorists/drink.html   (327 words)

 Should more be done to stop drink driving?
Drink Driving means driving when your blood alcohol level is over the legal limit.
I don't think it's a useless phrase - someone who has two or three drinks and then drives is not going to be plastered, but their driving ability is going to be worsened, and so we have a phrase for it.
Though, I have to say that I think "drink driving" is a pretty useless phrase in that case.
www.surveycentral.org /survey/5818.html   (1788 words)

 MADD Online: Home
Drinking and Driving in America - The questionnaire was developed and conducted by the Gallup Organization for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and sponsor Nationwide Insurance in commemoration of MADD's 25 th anniversary.
Beginning August 1st, emotional support, guidance, and referrals are now available to victims/survivors of drunk driving, as well as friends and families, around the clock through a toll-free helpline.
If you are a victim of drunk driving in need of assistance, please call MADD’s toll-free help line at 1-877-MADD-HELP to speak with a counselor who is ready to help you.
www.madd.org   (429 words)

 Campaigns - Anti-drink driving
Drink driving continues to be one of the major killers on Queensland roads contributing to 70 deaths in 2001 or 22 per cent of the road toll.
Queensland Transport's public education campaigns complement police random breath testing operations, particularly in the lead up to and during holiday periods and long weekends when statistics show a higher proportion of crashes.
www.roadsafety.qld.gov.au /qt/LTASinfo.nsf/index/rs_campaigns_antidrinkdriving   (102 words)

 Arrive Alive
During the 1990s, considerable progress was made in reducing the number of drink driving related crashes, although there is room for improvement for young drivers aged 21 to 25.
While comprising 9.4 per cent of the driving population, 28 per cent of drink drivers killed in crashes are typically in this age group.
The community acknowledges that drink driving is socially unacceptable behaviour and accepts road safety programs to target this issue.
www.arrivealive.vic.gov.au /c_drinkD.html   (448 words)

 Christians and Drinking Alcoholic Beverages
The difficulty of proving that a driver was appreciably affected by drink led in the 1960s and 1970s to the introduction of tests using breath-testing machines to determine the level of alcohol in the blood.
Drinking alcoholic beverages is an integral part of Australian society and culture.
Excessive drinking, even of non-alcoholic drinks, was a vice prevalent in the days of Paul, also common - the excessive use of food, but not of an intoxicating kind.
www.christianbaptistliving.com /drinking.html   (7492 words)

 Survey Shows Many Britons Drink Before Driving
A new survey finds that half of the drivers and motorcyclists in Britain drink before driving, the BBC reported Dec. 8.
A 1999 study of college drinking and gun violence reported that binge drinkers (those reporting having had five drinks or more on one occasion during the past month) were more than twice as likely to own a gun than non-binge drinking students.
Furthermore, the study found that one in 10 motorists said they drove drunk once a month or more, even though they were aware that the alcohol was affecting their driving.
www.jointogether.org /gv/news/summaries/reader/0,2061,568108,00.html   (261 words)

 Drink driving car insurance uk
HOME > DRINK DRIVING INSURANCE UK Drink Driving in the UK How much can I drink and still be under the legal limit?
IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF Causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs
Driving or attempting to drive whilst above the legal limit or unfit through drink
www.insureyourmotor.com /car-insurance/drink-driving-insurance.asp   (865 words)

 George Best
On 3 January 2004 George Best was convicted of a drink driving offence and banned from driving for 20 months.
In 2003 he was the focus of much criticism when, despite his transplant, he openly drank white wine spritzers and was accused of being selfish and having no regard for other people's feelings.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/george_best.html   (262 words)

 Road Safe Auckland - Drink Driving
Despite this improvement, drink driving was still the second leading cause of fatal crashes in New Zealand in 1999 and a significant group of drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk by driving after drinking alcohol.
As a result of this change, deaths related to drink driving have decreased for the population as a whole, i.e.
The majority of drivers believe drink driving is socially unacceptable and don’t want to risk being arrested for drink driving.
www.roadsafeauckland.org.nz /PriorityAreas/index.cfm?id=1003   (367 words)

 Roads Drink-driving
The level of arrests stays fairly constant throughout the year indicating that drink driving is not a seasonal problem, so officers work to tackle drink driving all year round.
The only safe way is not to drink alcohol at all if you are driving and never offer a drink to someone who is. If you have been drinking you may still be affected by alcohol the next day.
Anyone who suspects someone is regularly drinking and driving should contact Crimestoppers with the details on 0800 555 111.
www.thamesvalley.police.uk /roads/drinkdrive   (564 words)

 Drink driving
RTA advertising reinforces social norms disapproving of drink driving under any circumstances, warns of the personal and social consequences of drink driving and strengthens the perception of police enforcement and penalties.
Drink driving is defined as driving with an illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
Following the NSW Government's introduction of Random Breath Testing in 1982 and ongoing RTA public education campaigns about the personal and social consequences of drink driving, it is now generally established in the community that drink driving is socially unacceptable.
www.rta.nsw.gov.au /roadsafety/advertisingcampaigns/drinkdriving.html   (203 words)

 Drink Drug Driving - Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
Driving or attempting to drive while over the legal limit or unfit through drink: six-months imprisonment plus a fine of £5,000 and banned for at least 12 months (three years if you are convicted twice in 10 years)
And if they have been drinking on the previous evening they may still be over the limit when driving to work.
Drink Drug Driving - Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
www.devon-cornwall.police.uk /v3/roadsafe/drink   (986 words)

 Research on Knowledge, Attitudes and Reported Behaviour on Drink-Driving in New South Wales
Younger drinking drivers are over-represented (as a result of the quota sampling) although to some extent this reflects the age distribution of the drink-driving crash problem.
This group consumed the most alcohol on the last drinking occasion and has the highest reported incidence of drink-driving.
Even within this group, men drink much more frequently: 30% of men and 19% of women drink at least three times a week; half of the women and a quarter of the men report drinking less than weekly.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/MISC/driving/s6p3.htm   (1683 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Cellphones worse than drink-driving
Driving simulator experiments by researchers at the Transport Research Laboratory found drivers talking on mobile phones had 30 per cent slower reaction times than those who had been drinking, and 50 per cent slower times than sober participants.
Talking on a mobile phone while driving is more dangerous than being over the UK's legal alcohol limit - even if you are using a hands-free set.
In one test, the participants were asked to drive at 70 mph (112 km/h) and then asked to stop.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn2077   (362 words)

 Berkshire Drink Driving Scheme
To encourage individual examination of the drink driving incident and recognition of the effect of alcohol on essential driving skills.
Drinking and driving is not illegal, the offence is:
To explore patterns of drinking encouraging constructive change in relation to drinking and driving.
www.berkshire.nhs.uk /dot/dot-2.asp   (809 words)

 Personal and situational influences on drink driving and sober driving among a cohort of young adults -- Morrison et al. 8 (2): 111 -- Injury Prevention
Personal and situational influences on drink driving and sober driving among a cohort of young adults -- Morrison et al.
with driving alone, drinking at bars, and no advanced planning.
Vegega ME, Klitzner MD. Drinking and driving among youth: a study of situational risk factors.
ip.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/8/2/111   (3250 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Alcohol & binge drinking - Lothians fail drink drive test
However, the superintendent pointed out the figures were similar to levels of drink driving recorded throughout the rest of the year in the region.
Most bite the bullet and either refuse the drink or down the booze knowing they will have to swallow the expense of a cab home as well.
IT is a dilemma which most drivers faced at some point over the past few weeks - whether or not to accept another drink when you have the car with you.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=585&id=31252005   (809 words)

 BBC NEWS England Best banned for drink driving
The court heard he had driven after drinking following a row in a restaurant with his son Calum.
In the three decades since his career ended, Best has suffered from a well-publicised drink problem.
Monday's court hearing was told Best had been trying to drive himself to a health farm when he was stopped, having realised he needed to resolve his problems.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/3450855.stm   (264 words)

 Drink Driving
Where a person driving negligently causes the death of another person the penalty for a first offence is $3,300.00 fine and maximum 18 months gaol and in the case, of second or subsequent offence a maximum fine of $5,500.00 and imprisonment for a maximum of 2 years.
For negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm the penalty for a first offence is a maximum fine of $2,200.00 and imprisonment for 9 months and for a second offence, a maximum fine of $3,300.00 and imprisonment for 12 months.
Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death; Where a vehicle driven by the person is involved in an impact occasioning death of another person and the driver was, at the time of the impact, driving a vehicle.
www.policensw.com /info/misc_gun/drinkdrive1.html   (1514 words)

 People Against Drink Driving
The drink driver was acquitted of dangerous driving causing death, with the defence counsel denying any involvement of alcohol in the crash.
At a later hearing on the drink driving charge concerning the same incident, he pleaded guilty, was fined $200.00, and disqualified from driving for five months.
In mid-1983, as a result of the offender receiving a very lenient penalty, PEOPLE AGAINST DRINK DRIVING was born out of a strong desire that other families should not suffer the same trauma, and that Australia’s roads might become safer for all.
users.senet.com.au /~padd   (286 words)

 Drink-driving - Why the fuss?
It is sometimes claimed that the drink case differs from speeding because the speeder can "take his foot off" when conditions demand it, (though the statistics seem to show that this often does not happen), while the over-the-limit driver will stay over.
This strongly suggests that drinking in the 50-80mg range is a significant and largely hidden cause of accidents.
However, the prosecution first has to prove to a jury that the driving was exceptionally bad, and that some lesser offence such as careless driving which does not carry a mandatory sentence is appropriate, and again an appeal is possible.
www.btinternet.com /~geh.drinkdrive/facts.htm   (7101 words)

 Anti drink driving home
Just a few precautions and a little planning when you drink alcohol can help to ensure a safe journey.
Learn what the dangers are, the penalties and how to stay under 0.05 per cent.
www.roadsafety.qld.gov.au /qt/LTASinfo.nsf/index/rs_drinkdriving_home   (45 words)

 CNN.com - Pennant jailed¬†for drink driving - Mar 1, 2005
Pennant pleaded guilty at last month's hearing to charges of drink driving, driving while disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance.
A subdued Pennant arrives at court in Aylesbury to face drink driving charges.
Pennant was arrested in January after he was spotted in a car park in the town driving a Mercedes with a lamp post dragging beneath it.
cnn.com /rssclick/2005/SPORT/football/03/01/arsenal.pennant?...   (390 words)

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