drunk driving

More young women in deadly drunk-driving crashes

Closing the societal gender gap is a noble goal, but there is at least one area where women shouldn’t be striving to outdo men: drunk driving. While, in keeping with historic trends, overall men are still more likely to get into deadly alcohol-related accidents than women, a new study published in the journal Injury Prevention suggests

The ER costs of treating drunk drivers

Drunk driving continues to be a major problem across the U.S., (especially in more rural areas where intoxicated revelers who don’t assign a designated driver don’t have many public transportation options). In 2008 alone, 11,773 people were killed in crashes where one of the drivers was over the legal limit, according to the