Legislation & Public Policy

Blog articles on Sobering Up about drunk driving laws, penalties, legislation and public policy across the United States.

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Sobering Up the UK Proves Difficult, but Not Impossible

Can advertising campaigns sponsored by the alcohol beverage industry promote responsible drinking? Early indications show that such campaigns...

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Colorado Bill Shifts Money From Prison to Drug Treatment. Why Do Officials Oppose the Measure?

While Colorado Senate Bill 12-163 has gone largely unnoticed by mainstream media, it’s raising a good amount of...

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Michigan’s “Super Drunks:” How Will the State Evaluate Success?

Monday's Detroit News reported that the ‘worst of the worst’ drunk drivers are coming off of metro roads...

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Will France’s New Breathalyzer Law Stop Drunk Drivers?

In an attempt to stop drunk driving, the French government announced a new law requiring all drivers to...

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Senate Adds 24-7 Sobriety Programs as an Impaired Driving Countermeasure

Senate Bill 1813 titled “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)”, a two-year, $109 billion plan, was...

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Illinois Joins Trend of Mandatory Abstinence for DUI Offenders

Illinois lawmaker Randy Ramey (R) has authored a new DUI bill, HB5214. The intent of the new law...

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First-Time DUI Interlock Laws Reducing Recidivism

A study published this week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looks at the long-term impact of...

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Canada Lowers the Legal Limit: Will It Make Roads Safer From Drunk Drivers?

This week, media have been reporting on the growing controversy over a new drunk driving law in Canada. The...

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Impaired Driving Legislation: Interlocks and 24/7 Sobriety

AMS commends Rep. Mica (FL) and other Members of House of Representatives who have worked diligently on the...

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South Dakota’s 24/7 Program Crosses the Pond

Today the mayor’s office in London issued a release announcing the initiation of a 24/7 sobriety program pilot,...