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Blood Alcohol Content Limit for DUI Could Drop to .05%

The legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content should drop to .05% from its current level of .08%, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week. Lowering the limit at which a driver is subject to arrest “could reasonably be expected to have a broad deterrent effect, thereby reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities from crashes associated with impaired driving,” the NTSB asserts in its report. About 1.4 million people are arrested for driving under the influence each year. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Teen Convicted of Murder for Texting While Driving Crash

An 18-year-old in Massachusetts is sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of vehicular homicide in a texting-while-driving accident. One in four car accidents caused by phone use Illegal to text and drive in Massachusetts Distracted driving laws vary by state   Deadly Mistake Aaron Deveau was driving in Haverhill, Massachusetts in February 2011 when he crossed over the center line and struck a car driven by Donald Bowley. Bowley died in the hospital 18 days later, while …

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Posted 3 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
$8.8 Million Verdict in Texting Death, But No Florida Law Against Distracted Driving

  An $8.8 million award to the family of a Miami woman killed in a texting while driving accident has drawn attention to Florida’s lack of distracted driving laws. Phone records used to prove texting while driving Florida has shot down proposed distracted driving laws since 2002 Six new potential laws in the works for 2012   Death by Texting Myriam del Socorro Lopez and her husband were driving through Miami in 2008 when their car was struck by defendant …

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Posted 3 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
1.3 million crashes per year caused by calls or texting

The National Transportation Safety Board called for states across the nation to outlaw all cell phone usage for drivers, on top of the complicated web of phone laws already in place in many states. An estimated 1.3 million crashes per year caused by calls or texting Fifteen states still have no state-wide laws against distracted driving Fines vary; tickets can be difficult to fight in court   Safety First Distracted driving laws are becoming more and more widespread, and for …

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