Who is Most at Risk to Drink and Drive?

Posted on February 20th, 2013

In a study to determine why adolescents choose to drink and drive, researchers found out whom the most likely people were to engage in the dangerous act. A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health reported that young white males were more likely to get a DUI than women or men of other racial and ethnic groups.

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Parental Liability When a Child Gets in an Accident Driving Your Car

Posted on April 9th, 2010

Obtaining a driver’s license is a major rite of passage for America’s youth. In most states, and with consent of a parent, teens between the ages of 16 and 18 are permitted to apply for a driver’s license. States typically require the teen driver to first undergo a training period with a “learner’s permit”; however regulations vary by state and are typically tied to exact age or evidence of having completed a driver’s education course.

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Drunk-Driving Fatalities Increasing Among Young Female Drivers

Posted on February 23rd, 2010

Men historically make up the majority of alcohol-related auto crashes, but more young women are becoming involved in drunk-driving fatalities. Dr. Virginia Tsai of the University of California San Diego and colleagues found that fatal alcohol-related crashes involving female drivers increased by 3.1 percent between 1995 and 2007, while incidents involving male drivers increased by 1.2 percent. They also found that substance abuse has increased among teenage girls.

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Study Finds Repeat DUI Offenders Have Higher Levels of Psychiatric Comorbidity

Posted on October 28th, 2009

For those who are guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, psychiatric comorbidity – or the combination of a mental disorder and developmental disability – appears to be at a higher level. Such information is important for those seeking to better understand the psychiatric profiles of repeat DUI offenders. A better understanding of their psyche may help lead to better prevention.

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