April 12, 2019

The Dangers of Driving While Under the Influence

It seems like every day we hear on the radio or see on the news a fatal car accident due to a driver who is operating a vehicle under the influence of either alcohol or a drug. It is estimated by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) that more than thirty-percent of…

July 11, 2016

Rhode Island Passes Drunk Driving Ignition Lock System Bill

The Rhode Island legislation unanimously passed a bill that calls for all citizens convicted of drunk driving be required to attach a drunk driving ignition locking system to their vehicles. This makes Rhode Island the 28th state to implement such a rule, with other local states such as Connecticut and New Hampshire also having such…

July 4, 2016

Are Ride-Sharing Apps Like Uber and Lyft Reducing Drunk Driving?

If you live in a large city, or in some cases, even smaller town and possess a smartphone, chances are you have used the ride-sharing apps known as Uber and Lyft. These services are actually quite simple to use. Once you have opened the app and requested a ride, and have disclosed your destination, the…

November 30, 2015

Drugged Driving Is As Dangerous As Drunk Driving

Different studies show driving under the influence of drugs such as marijuana are on the rise in the United States and could be the cause in a number of fatal accidents. In addition to recreational drugs, prescription drugs could also cause a person to be impaired or incapable of driving safely. According to a report…

November 27, 2015

Cognitive Distractions While Driving

Editor’s note: This is our final blog in a four-part series about distracted driving.Read the first part here, second part here or third part here. Inattentive or distracted driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. As previously discussed in this series, drivers are distracted visually, when they look…