drunk driving

Ignition Interlock Systems Have Stopped 1.77 Million Attempts at Drunk Driving: Report

Ignition interlock systems in cars have prevented 1.77 million attempts at drunk driving since 1999, according to a new report by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The report, released Wednesday, is based on data from the 11 major manufacturers of ignition interlock systems, the Associated Press reports. Ignition interlock devices are wired…

Drunk Driving Crashes Reduced Since Drinking Age Was Raised to 21: Study

Raising the minimum drinking age to 21 has been associated with a reduced rate of drunk driving crashes among young Americans, according to a new review of studies. The increased legal drinking age has also led to a reduction in other health threats associated with heavy drinking, including unsafe sex,…

Holiday myths debunked: Weight gain, suicides, traffic deaths

The most persistent holiday health myths are based on kernels of truth. Here are often-repeated adages and why they’re off the mark. Myth 1: You gain massive weight during holidays. Between Thanksgiving’s turkey, heaps of holiday cookies and weeks of parties, you’re bound to gain some extra padding over the…

Alcohol-Related Car Crashes More Likely on New Year’s Eve Than Christmas

Fatal car crashes are more likely to be caused by alcohol on New Year’s Eve, compared with Christmas, according to the National Safety Council. Bloomberg reports between 2007 and 2011, over the New Year’s holiday period—6 p.m. December 31 through 11:59 p.m. January 1—there were an average of 108 traffic deaths a…