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Binge drinkers make dangerous drivers

When young people develop a taste for alcohol, they are more apt to go in for binge drinking than for establishing any kind of regular drinking pattern. In fact, this is a very popular activity among teenagers and college students. The Surgeon General reported that while young people may not drink as often as older adults, they drink more heavily. Since adolescents tend to believe they are invincible, they may feel confident in their ability to operate a vehicle under the influence. However, if they manage to get behind the wheel after putting away several drinks, they become a danger to themselves and to other drivers.

Drive drunk and you may need an ignition interlock device

The Repeat Offender laws in the State of Michigan are tough. They are designed either to keep repeat drunk drivers off the road altogether, or to ensure they stay sober behind the wheel. If you have been arrested for the second or even third time for driving under the influence, additional penalties are possible-and probable. For example, the court may require you to have an ignition interlock device.

Designated drivers may not always be sober

A designated driver is defined as a person who will not drink alcohol in order to be able to drive members of a group home safely. Consequently, you may think that appointing a DD allows you to fully enjoy an upcoming social function without worrying about drinking a bit too much. However, a 2013 study of more than a thousand bar patrons, mostly college-age males, found that some designated drivers might be incapable of passing a sobriety test.

Can I get arrested for DUI while driving a scooter?

Many college students embrace modes of transportation alternative to automobiles. Many walk, bike and even skateboard when it is convenient to do so. There are a host of reasons why alternative transportation is attractive to college students. Lower costs, smaller carbon footprints and ease of travel are just a few of the reasons why a younger demographic is often drawn to modes of transportation beyond traditional automobiles.

3 Myths About Getting Pulled Over For DUI/OWI

If you get pulled over for operating while intoxicated (OWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs of alcohol, you are facing very serious criminal charges. Even a first offense for DUI or OWI in Michigan can carry expensive fines, jail time or community service. You also have to deal with the Secretary of State who could revoke your driving privileges.

Is Your Driving Making You a Cop Magnet? These 5 Driving Habits Could Be the Problem

While most drivers log thousands of miles behind the wheel with little or no law enforcement contact, others seem to attract flashing blue lights just by driving to the grocery store. If you are among this less fortunate group of drivers who seem to have become cop magnets, the reason may simply be due to some poor, but common driving habits that you can work on improving.

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