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Category: Impaired Driving

Impaired driving involves driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, causing accidents, injuries, and even death. Preventing it is crucial for safety.

National Passenger Safety Week: Reporting to Law Enforcement

This week is National Passenger Safety Week, and here’s another way passengers can help themselves and others stay safe—reporting dangerous driving to law enforcement.

25 Ways Passengers Can Keep Themselves —and Others—Safe

With National Passenger Safety Week almost here, what can you do to help make sure as a passenger that you and others stay safe? Here are 25 tips!

National Passenger Safety Week: The Courage to Speak Up and Intervene

During National Passenger Safety Week we all must have the courage speak up to prevent needless deaths from drunk, drugged, and distracted driving.

How to Safely Road-Trip During a Pandemic

How do you handle the stir-craziness from being forced to stay at home in a year like no other? Millions of us in North America have canceled or put on hold our summer travel plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re pent-up and itching to break out of the confines of our homes to […]

Guest Profile: Nate Wagner of This App Saves Lives (TASL)

At DITRW, we get many solicitation requests every month for products and services related to driving safety, and very rarely do they make the cut since they’re often not very effective. However, when Nate Wagner contacted me about his product late last year, This App Saves Lives (TASL), I did a double-take, because it uses […]

Why Distracted Driving Campaigns Often Don’t Work

Over the past decade, I’ve noticed that many distracted driving media campaigns boil things down to absolutes. “War on distracting driving!”

Guest Profile: Candace Lightner, Founder of MADD and We Save Lives

Since I started my work in traffic safety advocacy nearly a decade ago, I’ve met many people whose passion, commitment, and vision go above and beyond what most of us could imagine. But then again, the loss of a child from a car crash has a way of motivating in a way few of us […]

The Courage to Intervene

Recently I attended a traffic safety conference put on by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission in eastern Washington. As an attendee of the national Lifesavers Highway Safety Conference for the past several years and an outsider (I’m not a researcher, instructor, law enforcement officer, or government employee), I admit that I’ve become a little jaded […]

Distracted Driving & Technology: It’s Not What You Think It Is—It’s Much Worse

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that distracted driving & technology are a dangerous combination.

National Passenger Safety Week: Reporting to Law Enforcement

The Ultimate Ebook on Road-Tripping Driving Safety

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