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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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...

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Do Personal Breathalyzers Prevent or Promote Drunk Driving?

Alcohol breath testing isn’t just for law enforcement anymore. One of the hottest tech items of 2014 was...

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I’rm Jush Tipsy! Speech Analysis Could Outsmart Drunk Drivers

Computer scientists at Queens College and Columbia University have developed software to identify if someone is drunk based...

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Government Accountability Office Reviews Ignition Interlock Installation Rates

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a review of ignition interlocks: Alcohol Ignition Interlocks Are Effective...

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Two Progressive TN Laws Expand Monitoring to Non-DUI Offenders, Mandate Treatment

On July 1, two new laws go in to effect in Tennessee that keeps the state at the...