Monitoring & Technology

Blog articles on Sobering Up that highlight how electronic monitoring and technology are helping communities and courts tackle drunk driving and alcohol crime.

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Judge John S. Kennedy Leaves Behind a Legacy in York County, PA

After serving 22 years on the bench, the Honorable John S. Kennedy has called it a career. Though...

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New Kentucky Program Seeks to Curb Repeat DUI Offenses

Since 2011, Jefferson County—home of Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city—has averaged 4,260 DUI charges annually. In 2016 alone, Jefferson...

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Ignition Interlocks for Motorcycles: Does It Make Sense?

Last May, a study headed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posed an interesting question: does it...

Driving violations increased on nine of the last 11 Super Bowl Sundays
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Drinking, drunk driving spike on Super Bowl Sunday

The most dangerous place during Super Bowl LI likely won’t be out on the field at NRG Stadium—it...

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Sweaty Personal Alcohol Monitoring: The Next Big Trend?

“I’m at a 0.07. What are you?” With new personal alcohol monitoring devices being developed, might this be a common conversation...

Electronic monitoring helps reduce jail costs
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California grand jury recommends technology to save on jail costs

More than half of the 600 pretrial inmates in San Mateo County, California, are in jail because they...

drunk driving and Uber
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New Study Questions Uber’s Impact on Drunk-Driving Deaths

Over the past couple of years ridesharing apps have claimed that they reduce drunk-driving arrests and fatalities in cities where...

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Calif. Ignition Interlock Study Shows Mixed Results

Last week the California Department of Motor Vehicles released study results evaluating the specific deterrent effects of California Assembly...

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MADD, New Mexico Team Up to Shame Drunk Drivers and Judges on Social Media

New Mexico officials think that too many drunk drivers in their state are getting off too easy. In...

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Sobriety “Tags” Stir Debate in UK

Last summer the United Kingdom launched its first compulsory “alcohol tag” trial, and earlier this week Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced...