Is NHTSA’s roadside drugged driving survey really voluntary?

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last performed its national roadside survey in 2014, motorists and civil libertarians were concerned. The survey is supposed to be a random, completely voluntary survey of drivers who are compensated for their willingness to provide breath, saliva or blood tests. The purpose is to get a baseline sense

Prohibition of alcohol sales for DUI offenders heads to debate

Tennessee legislators are considering a proposed bill that would expand on the penalties for DUI convictions by restricting sales of alcohol. As we discussed in a previous post, the bill would prohibit alcohol sales to a person with a DUI conviction for a period of one year. The bill would prohibit third-time offenders from purchasing

Missouri House bill would change process for asbestos lawsuits

People who have been exposed to asbestos are sometimes reminded about their exposure years or decades later when they are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused exclusively by asbestos. When victims seek compensation for asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, it is common for them to seek compensation from every party that

Court of Criminal Appeals: Cops can testify based on notes alone

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently ruled against a DUI defendant in a case where the arresting officer apparently had no real memory of the events leading up to the arrest. Instead, the officer relied on the police report and dashcam video. The U.S. Constitution guarantees criminal defendants the right to fully confront the

Study: Adults’ messages can alter teens’ attitudes on drinking

With spring break and prom season coming up, it’s important to think about young people’s attitudes toward underage drinking and, of course, driving. It often feels as if adults have little influence over whether teens will take part in these behaviors, but that is not necessarily true. According to a 2014 survey by Mothers Against

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