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  • Will An Alcohol Tax Break Hurt Drunk Driving Efforts? December 8, 2017
    As Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the proposed tax changes, policy analysts predict one item likely to survive the discussion is a tax cut on beer, wine, and spirits. The Senate version of the tax bill lowers federal excise taxes on alcoholic beverages to varying degrees, including a 50% drop […]
    Alison Betts
  • Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it December 6, 2017
    Could lowering the legal drinking age reduce binge drinking among younger drinkers, particularly those in college? Three Wisconsin state legislators seem to think so. The proposed bill, sponsored by Republican representatives Adam Jarchow, Cindi Duchow, and Rob Swearingen would reduce the legal drinking age in Wisconsin to 19. By lowering the minimum age, Jarchow insists […]
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  • New Kentucky Program Seeks to Curb Repeat DUI Offenses November 21, 2017
    Since 2011, Jefferson County—home of Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city—has averaged 4,260 DUI charges annually. In 2016 alone, Jefferson District Court saw a total of 2,383 DUIs, of which, 22% were repeat offenses. This summer, the county implemented its Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program (CAMP), which seeks to save lives and reduce recidivism among high-risk DUI offenders […]
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  • Responsible Beverage Service and Enforcement: Does it Reduce DUIs? November 15, 2017
    Can a simple education program for bartenders and alcohol servers reduce drunk driving? The results of a study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this year suggest it can. The study examined whether responsible beverage service (RBS) training and enforcement might serve as an effective tool in decreasing rates of high-risk […]
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  • Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Holidays November 13, 2017
    The holidays are a season of traditions, many of which include family and friends, large meals, and fun parties. But there are some unwelcomed traditions that accompany this season as well—mainly binge drinking, drunk driving, and alcohol-related traffic deaths. It’s a sad fact that the holidays—Blackout Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve) to New Year’s Day—are the most […]
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  • 2016 Data: Drunk Driving Deaths Up for Second Year in a Row November 3, 2017
    Newly released data from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that both overall traffic deaths and alcohol-involved traffic fatalities increased in 2016 over the previous year. It’s the first time in more than a decade that deaths on America’s roads have increased for two consecutive years. Nearly 2,000 more people were killed on […]
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  • Are Ridesharing Services Affecting Drunk Driving Crashes? October 26, 2017
    Research over the past few years suggests that the availability of ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, may help reduce drunk driving incidents. With the use of these apps on the rise, it makes sense that drunk driving crashes would decrease, especially in metropolitan cities where this business is booming. While this theory may […]
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  • Ignition Interlocks for Motorcycles: Does It Make Sense? October 24, 2017
    Last May, a study headed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posed an interesting question: does it make sense to apply ignition interlocks to motorcycles? Examining data from 2011, NHTSA found that motorcycle fatalities “increased from 3,270 deaths in 2002 to 4,612 deaths in 2011.” Of those fatal crashes, 30 percent involved BACs of […]
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  • Infographic Uncovers Scary Truth of Halloween Drinking October 18, 2017
    Halloween is one of the scariest nights of the year, but for reasons that have nothing to do with ghosts, goblins, or witches. This year more than 61 million adults plan to attend or host a Halloween party, and many of those spooky celebrations will include alcohol. Across the country on All Hallows’ Eve, too many people are mixing their booze with their […]
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  • Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests June 7, 2017
    Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have a “reasonable suspicion” that they are driving under the influence of alcohol. Currently, during a DUI checkpoint or DUI stops, Canadian police ask questions and engage drivers in a conversation to look for signs of impairment. If those signs exist, […]
    Alison Betts

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