By Eric Metcalf, MPH @EricMetcalfMPH You’ve landed an interview for a great job. The potential employer wants to know about your skills and experience, and you reply with confidence and pride. The conversation turns to your education, which you’re happy to talk about. Then you hear the question you dread: “Have you ever been convicted […]
Working in cooperation with a Vancouver-based radiologist, a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer (RCMP) has invented a patent-pending breathalyzer for catching people who get behind the wheel after smoking marijuana. Kal Malhi, formerly of the RCMP, and Dr. Raj Attariwala teamed up to create the Cannabix Breathalyzer. Its inventors say that the device can […]
How much alcohol can you drink before you exceed the legal limit, putting yourself and others in danger? It is common for people to underestimate alcohol’s impact on their balance, speed, accuracy and reaction time behind the wheel, yet research shows that serious negative effects can result after as little as one or two drinks. […]
Police say Todd Harrell, better known as the bassist for the band 3 Doors Down, committed vehicular homicide on April 19. He smashed into a pickup truck, sending it hurtling down an embankment. The driver of the pickup truck wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, and was ejected from his seat—he was rushed to hospital but died. The band […]
Most drivers don’t think twice about getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Even those with a higher risk of collision treat the activity as a normal part of everyday life. For those with a tendency to consume alcohol, however, taking a second thought before getting behind the wheel can save a life. When […]
Blood alcohol content (BAC), also known as blood alcohol concentration, is a term used to describe the amount of alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) in your bloodstream at any given time. Law enforcement authorities use this measurement to determine whether or not a person is legally intoxicated, and medical professionals use it to determine health […]
Your smart phone can do just about anything and now it can tell you if you’re too drunk to drive.
Your car may soon be that friend that won’t let you drink and drive. Researchers are working with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) to make a device officially known as the DADSS, or Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently released a new smartphone app which it hopes will lead to fewer impaired drivers getting behind the wheel. Called "Show Me My Buzz," the app is currently available for Androids and iPhones.
As a United States immigration attorney, I am routinely required to apply various grounds of inadmissibility, deportability and bars to naturalization to fact patterns presented by those hoping to enter, or stay in, the United States. US immigration laws impose different eligibility standards on aliens depending on where they are, what benefit they are seeking, […]