Global Perspective

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

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Immigration and Border Security Law Includes DUI Penalties for Those Seeking Citizenship

On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act with...

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U.K. Mom Talks About Alcohol Monitoring Trial

Last week BBC Radio aired a special report that featured a mom struggling with alcohol who was sentenced...

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Can an ‘Alcohol Barrier’ Stop Drunk Driving?

A Belgium-based safe driving organization has launched a campaign to promote an innovative—yet relatively simple—program for reducing drunk...

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BBC Report: UK Pilots SCRAM Program for Family Court

For the past six months, the Family Drug and Alcohol Court in London has been running a pilot...

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UK Court Reuniting Families With Alcohol Monitoring Technology

In the UK it is estimated that 2.6 million children live with a parent whose drinking puts them...

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$147,000 Fine for Drunk Driving? Outrageous, or a Good Idea?

Danish soccer player Niklas Bendtner is paying a heavy price for drunk driving without a valid license this...

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Top 12 of 2012: RAND Substantiates Impact of 24/7 Sobriety Programs on Impaired Driving

One of the most noteworthy newsmakers this year in the fight against Impaired Driving came out of South...

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Top 12 of 2012: U.K. Looks to U.S. as a Model for Impaired Driving Tactics

It has been estimated by the United Kingdom’s Home Office that “irresponsible” drinking costs taxpayers in the U.K....

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Happy Birthday! Montana’s 24/7 Sobriety Program Turns 1

Drinking and driving has been a chronic—and deadly—problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Forbes magazine reported...

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Mandatory Minimums: Judicial Discretion and Jail Overcrowding Top Issues for Canada’s New Federal Law

In the spring of 2012, the Omnibus budget legislation passed in the House of Commons, which included mandatory...