Following the long-awaited replacement, which opened in September,
the original east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is due to be demolished
. However, before that happens, the California Highway patrol, along with MADD is inviting family and friends
of those who have lost their lives in traffic crashes to visit the decommissioned original span and pay their respects at the site where their loved ones died. CHP will accompany family and friends
out to the now-empty bridge span on Saturday morning so that perhaps a little closure can be gained. [more inside]
"I was just sick and tired of Texas law that allowed the defendant to destroy the very evidence that we need to protect society."
Starting September 1st, police in Texas will be able to draw blood for alcohol testing from anyone involved in an auto accident without a warrant
. Lauded by law enforcement officials such as Williamson County DA John Bradley (quoted above), and Dallas Police Chief David "we believe in the no-refusal process,"
Kunkle, it has others worried
about what happens if someone refuses the test.
A group of 100 college presidents
has come together
to state that the 21 year-old drinking age is not working, and, specifically, that it has created a culture of dangerous binge drinking on their campuses. They want to encourage a dialogue about lowering the drinking age. They face opposition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving
and from other college presidents, who accuse them
of 'not wanting to deal with the problem'.
has an interesting new ad campaign out that uses something a lot of designers tend to forget about when putting together a poster: the paper it's printed on
NBC is pulling out of air hard liquor ads.
Citing congressional pressure and public outcry, NBC announced today it has reversed its alcohol advertising policy. The decision comes the same day MADD proposed new stricter rules
on TV ads for all
alcohol, including beer and wine, that are based on the NBC's now-scuttled "time, place and manner restrictions" set for the hard-liquor ads. (See also this AdAge story
on MADD's proposal) A spokesperson for the Distilled Spirits Council called NBC's decision decision "unfortunate" and a "disservice to the American public."
MADD Knew of Bush Bust in 1995.
By the tone of the article, it seems as if they have no ill-will towards George W. Must be beneath them to slander a reformed alcoholic.