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Four California cities ranked in a list of top 10 hot spots for drunk driving convictions, which ranks cities nationally on where drivers were most frequently cited for drunk driving and related violations.

San Diego and San Jose ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively. San Francisco finished in 8th place on the survey of 20 major metropolitan areas by Foster City-based Insurance.com, just one spot behind the erstwhile City of Angels, Los Angeles.
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One in 12 drivers admitted driving drunk at least once over the course of a year, a government survey released Wednesday found.

One in five, or 20% of the 6,999 people surveyed, said they had driven in the past year within two hours of drinking an alcoholic beverage. Yet an overwhelming majority — four out of five people — consider drinking and driving a major threat to their safety, according to the 2008 survey by the National Highway Read the rest of this entry »

Drunk driving deaths in California dropped for a third straight year in 2008, the state Office of Traffic Safety said Thursday, but motorcycle fatalities continued a decade-long rise that mirrors national trends.

Overall, traffic deaths dropped by 14% in 2008, to 3,434, the state said, using figures released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Alcohol-related deaths accounted for slightly less than one-third Read the rest of this entry »

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has severed ties with an ally backed by the liquor industry, contending that the group is undermining MADD’s campaign to eliminate drunken driving.

[A crashed vehicle displayed for Texas State Technical College students in November 2006 in a safety program sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.] Associated Press

A crashed vehicle displayed for Texas State Technical College students in November 2006 in a safety program sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

MADD asked the Century Council, a nonprofit organization funded by liquor makers such Read the rest of this entry »