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The Drug Recognition Expert: Combating Drugged-Driving

The Drug Recognition Expert: Combating Drugged-Driving and More By: Thomas Page, Drug Recognition Expert Emeritus The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program, procedure, and police officers constitute a systems approach to identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting the individual who drives while under the influence of a drug or drugs.  The program and procedures were initially developed in […]

Traffic Safety – A Global Epidemic?

Traffic Safety – A Global Epidemic? How many times do we open the newspaper and read the headlines, “Drunk Driver Kills Pregnant Woman,” or turn on the TV news and hear about a person texting while driving who kills a pedestrian, or listen to the radio and hear the story about a motorcyclist killed in […]

JS International Is Live

JS International is Live The Founders and Associates of Justice Speakers Institute, LLC (JSI) have an international perspective and have traveled and trained on six of the seven continents. When the NADCP Global Centre for Drug Treatment Courts closed last year, it left a gap in the information flow and services provided to international drug […]

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones:  Hands-Free is Not Risk- Free April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness of the dangers and cost of this growing epidemic.  In 2014, distracted driving in the United States alone resulted in at least: 3,179 fatalities 431,000 injuries (18% of all crash injuries) Did […]

Parents: Set the Rules With Your Teen Driver

Parents: Set the Rules With Your Teen Driver Learning to drive is very exciting for teens, and a driver’s license is a giant step toward independence. But when a teen driver is getting ready to hit the road, a parent’s job isn’t done. In fact, talking to your kids about the dangers of driving is […]

Drugged Driving – It’s Not All About Marijuana

Drugged Driving – It’s Not All About Marijuana Ed Wood of DUID Victim Voices (www.duidvictimvoices.org) reports the results of what may be the first study of the prevalence of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) where the arresting officer relies on their assessment of impaired rather than laboratory tests. Wood found that polydrug abuse, […]

Returning Veterans and Traffic Safety

Returning Veterans and Traffic Safety: Once Home—Stay Safe, Drive Safe Motor vehicle crashes are a significant issue for the general population.  But here in the U.S. it is even more so for those in the military. From 1999 through 2012, 4,423 active military personnel died in noncombat crashes versus the 4,409 of our soldiers killed […]

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones Cognitive Distractions: A Dangerous Activity Distracted driving comprises one or more aspects: manual, visual, and/or cognitive. Cognitive distraction is the least obvious but potentially the most dangerous of the three.  Driving in general is probably the most dangerous activity you will do during a day.  The most likely cause of […]

DWI Courts: A Necessary Component in Fighting Impaired Driving

DWI Courts: A Necessary Component in the Battle to End Impaired Driving David Wallace, the Traffic Safety Guy, international expert on DWI (Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated) Courts, discusses what DWI Courts are and why they are needed to reduce impaired driving by substance-addicted individuals. Impaired Driving is a Global Problem Impaired driving kills. The answer to […]

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