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Millennials Are Saying ‘No Thanks’ to Drinking and Driving

Millennials are proving to be a very responsible generation when it comes to the dangers of drinking and driving. In a recent survey by Beer Canada, 82% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 said they had served as a designated driver at some point in the past three years (67% of Gen…
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Lowering Canada’s Blood-Alcohol Limit?

Drinking and driving remains a serious problem in Canada. Drunk drivers kill nearly 1,500 and injure another 63,000 in crashes each year. The federal government wants to reduce those numbers by lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) permitted under current law. As it stands now, if you have more than 80 milligrams of alcohol…
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7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017

Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals. But if you’re tired of the old clichéd goals or don’t want to have to fight the January lineups at the gym, we have seven ideas that…
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End Holiday Weekend Drunk Driving

Holidays and long weekends make life all the more sweet. A family gathering, a night out with friends, and all too often, one drink too many. Unfortunately, they also come with a higher number of car crashes related to drinking and driving. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you are going…
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Canada Tops Drunk Driving List

If they were handing out medals for drunk-driving fatalities, Canada would get the gold. But that sobering distinction is nothing to be proud of. In fact, being number one here is a great big zero. This summer, the US Centers for Disease Control released a study on deaths linked to drinking and driving. It covered…
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Can Technology Curb Drunk Driving?

There are two things you should never mix with driving: drinking and your cellphone. But is it possible that your phone can actually help eliminate the risks of drinking and driving? There is an app for that! And a few other ways that technology can prevent you from driving while impaired. In Canada, drivers are…
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Road Safety a Priority for Graduation

Grade 12 students across British Columbia are anxiously counting down the final weeks of the academic calendar and their high school years. No doubt, graduation is a milestone in a young person’s life – a time filled with great anticipation and celebration. Whether it’s the prom or the parties or the graduation ceremony itself, it’s…
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饮酒与驾驶:事实与数据

酒驾是愚蠢的。它是危险的。它是违法的。 然而我们还是一直听见关于酒驾的消息。 一篇近期的在《省报》上的文章报道说,素里的一位男士因为在赤列瓦克市(CHILLIWACK)“画龙”驾驶而面临被刑事起诉。当加拿大皇家骑警RCMP的警官迫使这个男人路边停车,这个人手里正握着一瓶打开了的啤酒。更坏的是什么呢?他12岁的儿子正坐在他旁边的副驾的位子上。 根据BC省保险公司ICBC 的数据,在2007年BC 省有128人在设计酒驾的交通事故中丧生。这个数字接近当年全部交通事故丧生人数的三分之一。 关于受伤,近3000的受伤是酒驾导致的交通事故导致的——有些轻伤,有些重伤,有些彻底改变了一些人的命运。 BC省反酒驾团体自1980年早期开始建立。 MADD Canada, 今天最有声望的反酒驾团体,在1990年建立。 (more…)
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Could New Technology Eliminate Drunk Driving?

Does a world free of intoxicated drivers sound too good to be true? Vehicle blood alcohol sensors could make it a reality according to TIME Magazine. The technology was recently unveiled in the US by the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADDS), which advocates technological solutions to drunk driving. This work is a partnership…
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