Legislation & Public Policy

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Surgeon General: Addiction is a Public Health Crisis

Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a first-of-its-kind report about addiction that shows how widely and deeply drug...

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Calif. Ignition Interlock Study Shows Mixed Results

Last week the California Department of Motor Vehicles released study results evaluating the specific deterrent effects of California Assembly...

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SCOTUS Upholds Penalties for Warrantless Breath Tests, but Not Blood Tests, in DUI Arrests

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued the long-awaited ruling in a case that brings into question penalties for refusal to...

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More States are Reconsidering the Legal Drinking Age

It’s been nearly 30 years since Americans under 21 could legally purchase alcohol in the U.S. The Uniform...

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Highway Safety Advocates Call for More Traffic Safety Laws

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates)—an alliance of consumer, medical, public health, and safety groups and insurance...

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NTSB Recommends Lower BAC, Technology to Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

Earlier this month the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced its top ten Most Wanted List of transportation...

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U.S. Supreme Court to Look at Penalties for Refusing BAC Tests During DWI Stops

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in three cases on the constitutionality of punishing suspected...

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24/7 Sobriety Programs Validated in Transportation “FAST” Act

Recently, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which covers highway and surface transit spending...

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Powdered Alcohol Raising Concerns About Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving

Powdered alcohol may be widely available for sale soon, and that is raising concerns about what this new form...

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Raising Taxes on Alcohol May Reduce Binge Drinking

A study recently published in Addiction indicates that raising taxes on beer, wine, and liquor may decrease rates...