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Get a Ride, Don't Drink and Drive Jan 09, 2023

This post was written by a CSUCI student.

When you are behind the wheel, lives are in your hands. According to the CDC, about 29 people within the United States die every day in a motor vehicle crash that involves an alcohol-impaired driver. Think about it - that is one death every 50 minutes. When you go out and know that you're going to be drinking, always have a friend in mind that...

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Impaired Driving is No Joke Dec 05, 2022

This post was written by a CSUCI student.

Every day I have the fear of someone driving under the influence causing a collision with either myself, family, or friends. Everyday there is someone out there who does not think twice about getting into their car high or drunk and speeding away without a care in the world. I fear not only for myself but for my sisters and father as well. Knowing both...

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Impaired Driving in California: Fast Facts and How to Prevent Teen Car Crashes Jul 06, 2022

Fast Facts

  • Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher (i.e., drunk drivers) are considered alcohol-impaired by law. 
  • About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a drunk driver. 
  • Thanks to dedicated efforts, rates of drunk driving and alcohol-involved fatal crashes have gone down in recent years. 
  • Still, drunk drivers got behind the...
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Driving Challenges May 13, 2022

Written by David Zecua, a CSU Channel Islands Service Learning student.

How do you feel when you drive? Challenges on the road such as slow vehicles, heavy traffic, or bad weather can make you feel nervous when driving. Having a passenger or two or listening to loud music can be distracting as well. Imagine how much harder those challenges can be when you get behind the wheel...

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Impaired Driving: How Marijuana, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs Can Affect You Apr 27, 2022

What is Impaired Driving?

Impaired driving is operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs.

Alcohol-impaired driving

Alcohol has a significant effect on driving skills due to its depressant effects. While under the influence of alcohol, drivers can misjudge their capabilities and experience the following:

  • Decreased reaction time due to slower reflexes
  • ...
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Impaired Driving: Data and Resources for California Mar 30, 2022

Information taken from CDC.gov

Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.

About one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Drivers with...

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