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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Driving Tips, Impaired Driving | Comments Off on Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

How to Prevent the Dangerous Habit Everyone at some point in their lifetime will drive while distracted. Looking into the car next to you, you might see someone talking on a cellphone or texting, putting on eyeliner, and even eating a huge cheeseburger with fries in their lap. So, to avoid the danger of driving distracted before causing an accident, here are some tips to help you stay safe on the road and get you to your destination safe and sound. Cellphones Only use your cellphone in the car for emergency situations or if absolutely necessary. Even then, you should pull over on the right shoulder to make a call, as this keeps you and other drivers safe. Even hands-free devices can distract you from noticing visual and audio cues to avoid an accident. Also, social conversations should never...

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How DUIs Affect College Admission

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Driving Tips, Impaired Driving, Legal Issues | Comments Off on How DUIs Affect College Admission

College Admission and DUI: What You Should Know Being accepted into a college or university can be a challenge – in addition to submitting an application, essays, and other materials, these higher education institutions often ask for information regarding the student’s criminal history and arrest record (should he or she have one). Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests and convictions are something that colleges and universities take very seriously, and in some cases, having this on a student’s criminal record could mean he or she is denied admission. Types of DUI Convictions There are two types of DUI convictions that can appear on an individual’s criminal record – misdemeanor and felony. Many first time DUI convictions are considered misdemeanors, but these convictions can be considered felonies based on a few additional factors. A DUI conviction can be increased to...

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