Global Perspective

Blog articles on Sobering Up that cover drunk driving, alcohol addiction, and criminal justice from a global perspective.

UK Pubs
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Higher Hospital Admissions in UK, Is Alcohol to Blame?

Higher hospital admissions rates in the UK could be linked to alcohol vendors, according to a recently released...

English Pub
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UK Using Technology to Crack Down on Drink-Driving and Alcohol-Involved Crimes

According to a recent bulletin from the Office for National Statistics, about 29.2 million adults in England drank...

Probable cause for alcohol breath testing
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Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests

Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have...

UK alcohol crime
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UK Sees Shift in Alcohol Crimes with Around-the-Clock Drinking

In 2005, the U.K. started allowing pubs to extend how late they can serve alcohol—including the possibility to...

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Britain’s BBC Uncovers the Truth About Alcohol

In January, the UK issued a warning that any amount of drinking increases the risk of cancer and...

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Sobriety Tags Rolled Out Across London to Reduce Alcohol-Related Crime

In 2014, the City of London launched the United Kingdom’s first compulsory “alcohol tag” trial in an attempt...

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New Bars Let You Breathe Your Drink

First there were alcohol enemas (ew). Then there was snorting booze (ow). Now, in the never-ending search for...

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Sobriety “Tags” Stir Debate in UK

Last summer the United Kingdom launched its first compulsory “alcohol tag” trial, and earlier this week Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced...

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English Police Renew Calls to Lower Drink Driving Limit

Late last year, Scotland dropped its allowable level for drink driving to the equivalent of 0.05 BAC in...

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Clubs in UK Breathalyze Patrons to Curb Alcohol-Related Violence

Londoners may need to do more than pay a cover charge to get into nightclubs. The London Metropolitan...