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Again we have multiple reports across the United States of wrong-way drivers on the Interstate Highway system. Most are drunken drivers. That's the number one cause. Suggesting new or different signs isn't the answer to correcting the problem. After all drunks aren't prone to read because they aren't thinking clearly. Taking away the drunk's license isn't helping. Instead we probably need to think outside the box and take away their right to buy alcohol. That's right; take away their keys to the bar, the liquor store and the grocery store. How? Make everyone's driver's license scannable with a bar code and when the drunk get's a DUI or DWI restrict their license making it illegal to sell them booze.  Will it work? Who knows, we won't know until we try it. What we do know is that it's not working with what we are doing and it's all costing us an arm and a leg.

The Lombardi Law Firm site has an entire wrong-way accident section dedicated to the interstate highways in Iowa. If you would like to see the common threads with this type of accident I'd suggest you follow this link and perhaps I'll add them to the end of this analysis.

CHP: Wrong-way driver arrested in Santa Cruz

San Jose Mercury News
A wrong-way driver is under arrest after the California Highway Patrol says he purposefully entered a highway into oncoming traffic, killing a 49-year-old woman. CHP officer Sarah Jackson told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that 29-year-old Eric Weers drove ...

Wrong Way Driver Diane Schuler Was Not a Bad Mother

The Stir (blog)
When we think of 2-year-old Erin Schuler and the other three children killed when Erin's mother Diane drove her minivan the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, our instinct is to want to immediately dismiss Diane Schuler as a horrible person and an ...
   
Woman Killed By Wrong-Way Driver On Hwy 17 IDed
KTVU San Francisco
A woman who was killed in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver on state Highway 17 in Santa Cruz on Monday was identified by the Santa Cruz County coroner's office as Ana Barajas. The crash happened at about 3:10 pm on southbound Highway 17 near where ...

Wrong-way driver collides with septic truck

WRAL.com
Fayetteville, NC - The driver of a pickup truck headed the wrong way on a Fayetteville street was seriously injured Friday when the pickup collided head-on with a tanker truck, police said. A 2010 Ford Ranger pickup went the wrong way on an exit ramp ...

911 tapes from accident with wrong way driver

WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
Mementos and memories of 18-year-old Jazmine Foreman mark the spot on Moses Grandy Trail where Dennis Shea drove his car the wrong way causing the crash that killed them both. "He's completely out of his mind and he has never been like this before," ...

Wrong-Way Driver Kills Herself, Rockingham Father

WFMY News 2
Tubbs and the Suburban driver, David Earl Spears, of Rockingham, died at the scene. Spears' wife and 13-year-old son, who were passengers in the Suburban, were treated and released from Central Carolina Hospital. Troopers said the wreck is still under ...

Avon officer struck by wrong-way driver on I-70

Vail Daily News
Ticer said the accident is one reason he encourages drivers on the interstate to stay in the right lane unless they're passing other vehicles, especially at night. "Wrong-way drivers are usually in the left lane on a four-lane highway, because it's the ...

Wrong-way driver causes collision that sends DART bus crashing into Salvation ...

Dallas Morning News (subscription)
By JON NIELSEN A wrong-way driver slammed into a DART bus Saturday morning sending it crashing through a North Oak Cliff business, DART officials said. Four people suffered injuries including the bus driver, its one passenger and the two people inside ...
   
Bayonne cops: Wrong-way driver charged with DWI
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
By Toni-Ann Cerbo/The Jersey Journal A 37-year-old Edison man was charged with driving while intoxicated after traveling the wrong way on a one-way street late Saturday in Bayonne, police reports said. Robert English was arrested and charged with DWI, ...

Wrong-way driver causes crash that injures four

StarNewsOnline.com
WILMINGTON | A crash involving a wrong-way driver suspected of being under the influence shut down Carolina Beach Road for several hours early Sunday morning after colliding with a sport utility vehicle, according to the Wilmington Police Department. ...

Police identify wrong-way driver in weekend crash - Behind the ...

By Vicky Eckenrode
Police identify wrong-way driver in weekend crash. by Vicky Eckenrode. DWI charges are pending against Kenneth Wayne Starling, 28, who remains hospitalized today as well as the driver of another car involved in a wreck early Sunday ...

Wrong-Way Driver Officially Charged with Homicide - Santa Cruz, CA ...

Eric Weers, 29, of Soquel, is accused of intentionally driving the wrong way on Highway 17, killing a Santa Cruz woman.

Wrong-way driver causes crash that injures four | Wilmington, NC News

By Wilmington Editor
Wrong-way driver causes crash that injures four. More: continued here. This entry was posted on Monday, July 11th, 2011 at 10:07 am and is filed under Wilmington. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. ... DPD

Holds Benefit For Officer Killed By 'Wrong Way Driver' « CBS ...

By sstoddart
The Detroit Police Department is sponsoring a special benefit for a 16-year veteran of the force who was struck down and killed by a drunk driver.

Wrong-Way Driver Kills Herself, Rockingham Father | digtriad.com

Wrong-Way Driver Kills Herself, Rockingham Father. 4:52 PM, Jul 10, 2011 | comments. Courtesy: WRAL.com. Courtesy: WRAL.com ...

Avon officer struck by wrong-way driver on I-70 | VailDaily.com

AVON, Colorado - An Eagle woman was arrested just after 1 a.m. Thursday after allegedly causing a head-on crash with an Avon police officer on (read more)

Wrong-way driver identified in fatal Nash County crash

WRAL.com
Two troopers were working overnight to cover Nash and Edgecombe counties, and both were already responding to calls when the first call about the wrong-way driver came in, authorities said Wednesday. One trooper was three miles behind the wrong-way ...

'Stop sticks' thrown out on I-10 halt wrong-way driver

KENS 5 TV
by Brian New / KENS 5 In the past twelve months, dozens have been injured and two San Antonio police officers have been killed by wrong-way drivers. Friday morning, however; a wrong-way driver was stopped by the police department's latest tool before ...

Wrong-way driver on Highway 99 dies in wreck; 5 hurt

Modesto Bee
Sandra Cardenas, 32, of Fresno was driving about 65 mph when she spotted the wrong-way driver. Walton said she swerved left to try to avoid the crash, hitting the concrete median wall. Despite her evasive maneuver, Walton said the median wasn't wide ...

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Chicago Tribune
AP An 82-year-old woman has been cited with six traffic violations after a weekend accident in which she injured two pedestrians while she was allegedly driving the wrong way on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Chicago Police Officer John Mirabelli tells ...

Drunken driver reportedly went wrong way for 14 miles before fatal wreck

Kansas City Star
The victim told police the driver drove at him from one side of the highway to the other and appeared to be trying to hit him, police said. At least nine motorists called 911 to complain about a wrong-way driver on I-70 or I-435 Monday morning. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Wrong-way driver's daughter talks about father's recent behavior

NBC17.com
Gomez's Virginia driver's license was suspended. He had convictions for being drunk in public, speeding and driving with a revoked license. Gomez moved in with his mother in Raleigh earlier this year. Maria Vicenta told NBC 17 that she last saw her son ...

Wrong-way driver, family attacked in Falls

Niagara Gazette
NIAGARA FALLS - A 46-year-old man told police he and his family were attacked by several people after driving the wrong way down Eighth Street Saturday night. The man said he and his family had just finished watching the downtown fireworks display ...

Wrong-way driver injures members of borough family

Waterbury Republican American
WATERBURY -- A Naugatuck family survived a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Route 8 late Sunday night. Police say 59-year-old Jonathan Whitlock was driving his SUV north on the southbound portion of Route 8 near Exit 35 when he slammed into ...

Wrong Way Driver Nets DWI

North Country Gazette
MOREAU-A 35-year-old Glens Falls woman is in Albany Medical Center with multiple leg fractures after she collided with a newspaper delivery truck near Exit 17 of the Northway. State Police said Meghan Leary was traveling southbound in the northbound ...

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested on I-43

Today's TMJ4
"Bentley performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests. A Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) was administered at the scene with a result of .30 PAC." "This was the sixth wrong-way driver on the freeway system this year and the third in less than a ...

Wrong-way drunk driver arrested on I-43 - 620 WTMJ - Milwaukee's ...

A drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on I-43 southbound near Capitol Dr. was arrested early Thursday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department said.

Charges Filed In Wrong-Way I-435 Crash - Kansas City News Story ...

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker files charges against an 18-year-old man in connection with a wrong-way crash that led to the deaths of a mother and her daughter on the Fourth of July. ... with a wrong-way crash that led to the deaths of a mother and her daughter on the Fourth of July. Authorities believe the driver of the SUV that caused the crash is Felix Solano-Gallardo, 18, of Kansas City, Kan., but they are still attempting to confirm his identity. ...

FAMILY: Survivors In Wrong-Way Fatal Had Not Been Drinking

The Highway Patrol said alcohol was a factor for both drivers in the crash that killed the wrong-way driver and a backseat passenger in the other car. ... 
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