May 2013 Archives

Prom night arrest could affect CDL

A commercial driver's license is required for bus drivers who carry passengers in New York. Those with a CDL are required to follow much stricter standards than the typical driver. Even lesser traffic offenses can have an impact on the status of a CDL, including license suspension. So when drunk driving accusations are made against a person with a CDL license, they should be taken seriously.

New York 'Click It or Ticket' campaigns running through June 2

All around New York and across the nation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is sponsoring "Click It or Ticket" campaigns to encourage all vehicle occupants to wear seatbelts and to fasten their kids into safety seats. As Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, NHTSA and state and local police departments will be out in force. They hope that doubling the number of seatbelt tickets will drive home the message, so to speak.

NTSB urges lowering the BAC for drunk driving from .08 to .05

The National Transportation Safety Board has just released a new recommendation that states should lower the blood alcohol content allowed in drivers before they can be charged with drunk driving. The current allowable level, .08 percent, was passed state by state in the 1970s and 1980s from a previous level of .10. Now, the NTSB wants to lower that even more to .05 percent.

DWI arrest costs former Nets guard Kenny Anderson a coaching job

New York City native Kenny Anderson, a former New Jersey Nets guard and 1994 All Star, retired after a successful pro basketball career in 2006 and moved on to coaching. Now 42, Anderson's latest coaching job was for a Jewish day school in Florida -- until he was arrested on suspicion of DWI recently. That drunk driving accusation just cost him his job.

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