Drunk Driving and The Pre-History of Breathalyzers

Drunk driving combines two of America's favorite pastimes: getting absolutely hammered and driving an automobile. But before the invention of the modern breathalyzer in the 1950s, determining if someone was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle was incredibly subjective. It took decades for law enforcement… » 12/31/13 1:40pm 12/31/13 1:40pm

Party-A-Cargo Brings the Bro-Down to Wherever Your Truck Can Park

Hey dudebro, looking to take a bro-dtrip but afraid you'll make the ultimate braux-pas: not bringing enough beer and having a totally whack sound system? Chill out man, Party-A-Cargo's got your back with its tow hitch mounted kegerator. The Party-A-Cargo Ultimate can store up to 160 glasses of beer and contains a… » 6/29/08 10:00am 6/29/08 10:00am

Driving While Calling is the Same as Driving Drunk?

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University just confirmed two older research studies, one in 2006 and one in 2003, that says driving while talking is as bad as driving while drunk. How did they reach this conclusion? Brain imaging. Volunteers drove a simulator inside an MRI brain scanner and were asked to determine… » 3/10/08 1:55pm 3/10/08 1:55pm

Xbox Racing Games To Combat Real-Life Drunk Driving

The country that invented Scotch is paying to have virtual billboards implanted in Need for Speed: Carbon, Project Gotham Racing 4 and other titles, telling 15-to-24-year-olds not to drink and drive. At least not in real cars. It's probably okay for them to drink and drive virtual cars, because all they risk there is… » 12/26/07 10:00am 12/26/07 10:00am

Toyota and Nissan Make Drinking and Driving a Little Harder (It's…

Both Toyota and Nissan are trying to come up with a technology in their cars to make drinking and driving impossible. Nissan is thinking of requiring a really long PIN for drivers to enter before their car starts, and Toyota is thinking of placing breathalyzers somewhere in the cabin. Both are interesting, but may not… » 9/15/06 9:31pm 9/15/06 9:31pm