Drunk Driving Trends are Changing in Michigan!

Last year saw an increase of fatal car crashes resulting from alcohol use!

 

So, there’s good news and bad news … which would you like first? The good news? OK, here goes – the good news is that for about a decade there was a steady decline in drunk driving incidents here in Michigan. That’s great, right? However, the bad news is that in the last few years, that trend has shifted, and now we’re headed in the opposite direction! Wait, what?

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Are Drunk Driving Stats Set to Change in Michigan’s Future?

It doesn’t matter where you live in the US, the driving trends are changing….

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) is a source of all kinds of fascinating statistics. However, they’ve recently shed some interesting new light on drivers around the country, specifically those in Michigan. It seems the future will look decidedly different for drivers. So, is the change good, or bad? And what can be done about it?

 

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How Much Does a DUI Really Cost in Michigan These Days?

A DUI is REALLY expensive these days! And we don’t just mean in financial costs…

 

When it comes to a drunk driving arrest, there’s a lot more at stake than you might realize. For example, even if there is no collision and no one is hurt, the cost to the driver can be huge! The full financial ramifications of being arrested for drunk driving are actually quite serious. Which means the real cost of a DUI in Michigan is a lot higher than you think.

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Can a Michigan DUI Conviction Affect Your International Travel Plans? (Part 2)

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Headed off to see the world? Perhaps not… if you have a DUI on your record.

 

It’s that time of year again – when the weather turns cold and the people of Michigan start dreaming of warm sunny islands with white beaches and cool blue waves. Or perhaps you like your Christmas season more traditional, and you’re off to Europe, or perhaps even Iceland, for the Yuletide festivities. But do you have a DUI on your record? Because if you do, it may put a damper on your international travel plans!

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Can a Michigan DUI Conviction Affect Your International Travel Plans? (Part 1)

Cruising the Caribbean? Viewing the northern lights in Denmark, or the opera house in Australia? Not with a DUI on your record!

 

In a word: yes! Having a drunk driving conviction on your record can have a HUGE impact on your future, and this includes limiting your international travel plans! We recently discussed the way that a DUI can hamper your travel plans to Canada. But did you know that being convicted of drunk or drugged driving here in Michigan can affect your chances of travelling to many different countries around the world?

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MSP Just Launched Their Roadside Drug Test Pilot Program!

Traditionally, drug tests were always done in a lab. Now cops are doing them on the side of the road!

 

It started just a couple of days ago. In five counties around the state the Michigan State Police’s roadside drug test pilot program began. Which means that right now in Berrien, Delta, Kent, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties right here in The Great Lakes State, officers can drug test you right on the side of the road! So how does it work?

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Is This Your First DUI? Here’s What To Expect…

Never been arrested before? Terrified of what happens next? Don’t stress – we’re here for you!

 

You got arrested for drunk driving for the very first time. We get it. It’s terrifying! You were in handcuffs, for goodness sake! It made you feel like a criminal. And on top of that, you spent what felt like ages in a cell, which you’ve never had to do before! All in all, it was a dreadful night. One you hope never to repeat. But swearing off alcohol doesn’t solve the issue you have ahead of you – a DUI charge. So what happens now? Let’s talk about a first arrest for drunk driving in Michigan.

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Would Lower BAC Limits Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Deaths? (Part 2)

Would lowering the BAC in Michigan help reduce the number of alcohol related deaths?

 

Hello and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on lowering BAC limits and the effect it could have on alcohol related deaths. In our previous article we looked at the National Transportation Safety Board‘s (NTSB) suggestion that all states lower their BAC limits from .08 to .05. We also shared Rick Berman’s response to this, and the realities about how many (or few) drinks it would take to put an adult over the legal limit.

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Would Lower BAC Limits Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Deaths? (Part 1)

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Michigan’s current legal limit is .08. Would reducing that save lives?

 

More than 10,000 people die every year in alcohol related car crashes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this number accounts for almost one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. All in all, it’s a staggering number of lives lost, which raises the question: what can be done about it? In truth, there is no single answer that’ll solve the problem. However, one of the solutions that is often suggested is lowering the current BAC limit. But will that really help?

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Canadian Travel for Michigan Residents – How Your DUI Affects You

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Many Michigan residents love to vacation in Canada. But with a DUI on your record, that may be off the books!

 

Slipping across the border to the ‘great white north’ is a pretty common vacation choice for those of us living in Michigan. Whether it’s to sightsee, visit relatives, or simply purchase items not available in the US (Dunkaroos and Hickory Sticks anyone?) But whatever your reason for heading north, there are a few things you need to consider before you plan your next Canadian vacation. Specifically, do you have a DUI?

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