After decades of decline, DUIs were on the rise in California around the turn of the 21st century. The state Office of Traffic Safety says educational efforts have turned that trend around in the last couple years, but researcher Steven Bloch of the Auto Club isn’t so sure. He says all traffic incidents are down as a result of the economy. Data from 2008 show fewer men arrested for driving drunk, but not a significant decline for women. What are the current trends in DUI arrests, and how safe are our roads and highways?
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