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Opioid use and intoxicated driving crashes a growing problem

Researchers have revealed new statistics that show how dangerous opioid use is when it's combined with driving. Since 1995, the number of drivers killed while using prescription opioid drugs has increased by seven times. The Columbia University study looked at drug test results for nearly 37,000 drivers to reveal these statistics.

10,265 people died from drunk driving in 2015

Drunk driving continues to be a very big problem in the United States, and it will probably continue to be until we replace human motorists with computer-controlled vehicles. It's hard to believe, but 10,265 people were killed in 2015 as a result of drunk driving. These auto-related deaths account for 29 percent of all vehicle crashes.

Drunk driving deaths persist in spite of tough laws

Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous and selfish things that the average Virginia resident can do. Each time someone decides to get behind the wheel of an automobile after drinking, they are placing countless lives at risk of death and catastrophic injury. Although most drunk drivers make it home safely, some do not, and the aftereffects can be devastating.

Suspected drunk driver strikes two international students

America is a place that welcomes many people with open arms. As such, each year, thousands of international students make their way to the United States. They take classes, enjoy the scenery and travel the country to send photos and information back to the people they care about in their home countries.

Motorcycle rider killed following tragic Portsmouth collision

A tragic and fatal accident between a motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle highlights the risks and dangers that motorcyclists face every day on the road. Indeed, motorcyclists are virtually unprotected against vehicles in a crash, and this recent collision illuminates the fact all too well.

Were you injured by an intoxicated driver in Virginia?

For the average-sized person, it can take between two and four drinks to reach a 0.08 percent alcohol content, which is the legal limit for driving in Virginia. If you're under the age of 21, then any amount of alcohol in your system could render you too drunk to legally drive. Nevertheless, every day and every night there are countless intoxicated drivers on the road.

4 tips for dealing with an accident involving a drunk driver

Car accidents happen and sometimes they're unavoidable or just the result of the sort of ordinary driving errors that everybody makes from time to time. When you're the victim of a drunk driver, however, it can be hard to keep your cool on the scene simply because you know that accident was avoidable.

Tips for sober driving on Super Bowl Sunday

This year, no matter your game day plans, make sure that they do not involve driving after consuming alcoholic beverages. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is an uptick of deaths linked to alcohol consumption on Super Bowl Sunday, a day traditionally celebrated by drinking.

You can get drunk without ever drinking and cause a wreck

They don't call it "beer gut" for nothing. For a very few unlucky individuals, chowing down on a meal consisting mainly of carbohydrates winds up getting them intoxicated without ever taking a sip of liquor.

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