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A DUI puts your commercial driver's license at risk

The stakes are higher when a commercial driver gets into a crash. They could be hauling thousands of pounds of goods, which could slam into other vehicles or be scattered over the roadway. They could be carrying a bus full of kids. They could be transporting hazardous materials. The truck itself is so much larger than other vehicles that it can cause catastrophic damage.

Is it OK to drive when you're high?

As the use of marijuana becomes more and more common in the United States, more people are driving while high. Not only is this illegal, but it can also increase your risk of being in a traffic accident. Although more research needs to be done on precisely how marijuana affects driving ability, the studies that have been conducted agree that using marijuana does impair you for a period of time.

Courtroom monitor: Only 59% of DUI arrestees are convicted

The anti-drunk driving group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) routinely sends observers into courtrooms in 15 states (not including Tennessee) as part of its Court Monitoring Program. The idea is to pressure the justice system into prosecuting DUI to the fullest extent possible. The cases they monitor are simple drunk driving cases involving no injuries or deaths.

Can drug recognition experts really tell if you're impaired?

This question is the subject of litigation. Drug recognition experts, or DREs, are typically police officers who have completed additional training. The claim is that they, unlike ordinary officers or regular people, can recognize certain signs of drug intoxication. However, some of the techniques they use are highly questionable.

Researchers urge reducing blood alcohol limit to as low as 0.03%

When people have been drinking but have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of less than the legal limit, are they still a danger on the roads? It is possible. But how low will states go in setting blood alcohol limits to try to reduce drunk driving?

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