Can smartphone technology reduce drunk driving accidents?

Can smartphone technology reduce drunk driving accidents?

Car accidents caused by driving while intoxicated are 100% preventable. Unfortunately, some people still choose to operate motor vehicles after consuming alcoholic beverages. In some situations, intoxicated individuals tend to misjudge their sobriety and believe they are not too drunk to drive. This self-assessment does little to prevent drunk driving crashes. Perhaps smartphone technology is an answer. How does it work? According to ongoing research, smartphones can already judge intoxication levels. They do so with accelerometers, which nearly all modern…

There are no excuses when it comes to drunk driving

If a drunk driver injures you, they will almost certainly try to defend or excuse their actions. They are desperate to get compensation for any injuries they suffer and avoid prosecution by the police. You know they had been drinking, they know they had been drinking, and the police know they had been drinking. How could they possibly try to avoid taking responsibility for the crash that injured you? Drunk drivers are not interested in the truth — they are…

How alcohol affects driver decisions 

Many people across Colorado choose to go out at the weekend and have a few drinks, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Others take on the role of designated driver to ensure that their friends and family make it home safely.  Such as system tends to work out, the problems only arise when alcohol and driving are mixed. Drunk driving causes many accidents across Colorado every year, with hundreds of fatalities. In both physical and cognitive terms, drivers…

Can you sue a drunk driver if the state prosecuted them?

Personal injury laws help protect members of the public from massive losses. If someone else does something negligent or illegal, they open themselves up to lawsuits by anyone affected by their bad decisions or misconduct. Under Colorado personal injury law, those hurt by a drunk driver could potentially file a civil lawsuit. Someone who survived the crash can seek compensation for their lost earning potential and hospital bills. Those who lose a loved one in a drunk driving crash could…

Alleged drunk driving leads to a manslaughter charge

When a 19-year-old man made the bad decision to drink and drive, the results were deadly. As reported by Denver station KDVR-TV, the alleged drunken driver’s passenger died in the crash he caused in Golden. An officer with the Golden Police Department clocked the driver doing 90 mph just prior to the fiery impact with an SUV occupied by a driver and two passengers. As the three dashed out of the vehicles, two of them were aflame and had to…