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April 25, 2019

Cari Lightner – She Blossomed on Earth, She Blooms in Heaven

On May 3rd, 39 years ago, my daughter, Cari Lightner was killed by a multiple repeat offender drunk driver and hundreds of thousands people lived as a result of her death. Who knew that her death would spark a movement, a revolution really, against the way this world thinks about drinking and driving.
February 21, 2019

We Save Lives Supports Conn. Bill Increasing Civil Penalties for Distracted Driving

We Save Lives was recently called upon to work with the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and support HB7126 AAC that would increase the damages that could […]
December 18, 2018

Traumatic Bereavement & PTSD

Recently I was contacted by a clinical psychologist writing a book about people who have experienced severe trauma & then became activists. He wanted to interview […]
August 30, 2018

Word Choice Matters: Crash vs. Accident

Article by Brandon Hughes, Fmr. Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor As prosecutors, we must recognize that when we deliver an opening statement, closing argument or when we stand […]
August 22, 2018

Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

This was originally posted on the Colorado Department of Public Safety website. Find the original article here. The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice has published a […]
August 1, 2018

Rebuttal to the Cannabis Industry’s Report to Congress

Dear Senator McConnell: After decades of steady decline, highway deaths have increased sharply over the last few years (NHTSA, FARS, 2017). Deeply concerning is the increased prevalence of drugs among drivers documented in the National Roadside Survey and among fatally injured drivers. These facts demand greater action to reduce drug-impaired driving.
June 21, 2018

Driving High Means DUI

This is an introduction to an educational series on marijuana and driving. By Candace Lightner The legalization of marijuana and current opioid crisis are rarely mentioned […]
June 21, 2018

What Level of THC in Blood Causes Driving Impairment?

This is the first part of an educational series on marijuana and driving. By Ed Wood Let us provide a rational answer to a nonsensical question. […]
May 25, 2018

100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Another summer is upon us and as we make plans for vacations and summer fun, we would like to join our We Save Lives’ partners in […]
May 8, 2018

The Courage to Intervene

Recently I attended a traffic safety conference put on by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission in eastern Washington. As an attendee of the national Lifesavers Highway […]