Tagged: DUI

NEWS: South Africa: Plans to Lower BAC Limit

The President of South Africa has announced that legal limit of blood alcohol content when driving will be lowered. The measure is intended to prevent and reduce alcohol-related road traffic injury – a serious obstacle to development. Meanwhile the Transport Minister has said the AARTO bill, recently signed into law will be implemented in June. He states the AARTO system will make sure the strictest action be taken against those who drive under the infleunce of alcohol…

NEWS: USA: Calls to Lower BAC Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls to lower BAC limit in all states of USA to 0.05%. The NTSB cites several reasons why the move would benefit people and economy. It is estimated that lowering the BAC limit in every state to .05% could potentially save up to 1,790 lives a year…

NEWS: Hypocrisy: Diageo Gathers Anti-DUI Pledges

In the latest hypocrisy, the global alcohol giant Diageo – which is part of causing alcohol deaths around the world – is collecting pledges against driving under the influence (DUI).
Diageo has teamed up with Formula 1 to collect more than 20 million consumer pledges to never drive while under the influence of alcohol, as part of its global “Join the Pact” campaign…

NEWS: USA, Utah: DUI Crashes Down After BAC Limit Reduction

Utah introduced 0.05% blood alcohol content (BAC) limit when driving, and in the first quarter of 2019, Utah Highway Patrol stats show alcohol related road traffic accidents have decreased. 0.05% is the strictest BAC limit implemented within the US currently…

NEWS: Zimbabwe: Alcohol Causes 1000 Traffic Deaths Annually

Zimbabwean Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo recently said at least 1000 people die annually and 3000 get injured from alcohol-related traffic accidents.
Speaking during a function to raise awareness against alcohol and other drug problems, Minister Moyo said the most affected by alcohol harm were youth. He added that young people start to use alcohol as young as 12 – 13 years…

NEWS: Iceland Lowers Legal Blood Alcohol Level

The Icelandic parliament Althingi unanimously approved new traffic laws. Decreases in blood alcohol levels are among the adopted changes.
The maximum permissible amount of blood alcohol concentration in a driver will be reduced from .05 to .02 BAC. It is stated that there is a definite policy of the authorities that alcohol and driving motor vehicles do not coincide…

NEWS: Canada: Better Alcohol Policy for Public Health Needed

Public health experts and advocates are stressing the need for a better alcohol policy in Canada. Atlantic provinces are suffering the most due to lack of comprehensive alcohol control policy.While leading in impaired driving regulations Canada still needs to invest in more comprehensive alcohol policy aimed at reducing the alcohol harm and cost to the country…

NEWS: USA: Big Alcohol Lobbies against Road Safety

The California House of Representatives is considering a bill to reduce the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level for impaired driving from .08 to .05. Assembly Bill 1713, or Liam’s Law, was introduced by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke in order to improve road safety legislation in the state of California. However, the Big Alcohol front group American Beverage Institute (ABI) is actively lobbying against lowering the BAC level…

NEWS: Greece: Third Drives Under Influence of Alcohol

More than a third of Greek motorists drive under the influence of alcohol, which is above the average for the European Union. Specifically, the Hellenic Society of Forensic Medicine (HSFM) reports, according to European Commission data, 35% Greeks admit to driving after consuming alcohol, 10% more than the EU average of 25%…