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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CDC Reports 1 in 10 Adult Deaths Tied to Excessive Drinking

Courtesy of the CDC Intoxicated driving may be the most high-profile cause of alcohol-related deaths, but a new...

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Two Progressive TN Laws Expand Monitoring to Non-DUI Offenders, Mandate Treatment

On July 1, two new laws go in to effect in Tennessee that keeps the state at the...

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Report: New NFL drug policy would suspend first-time DUI offenders but reduce fines

According to recent news reports, as the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) continue to discuss changes...

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Bill Would Give Repeat Drunk Drivers a Fifth Chance

Should repeat drunk drivers have the opportunity to get their driving privileges back? That was the question before...

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RAND Study Looks at Military Contractors and Alcohol Misuse

For a significant number of veterans, alcohol misuse is one legacy of their military service. In 2006, 1.8...

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Obamacare Requires Insurance Plans to Cover Alcohol Treatment

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which went into effect on October 1, may bring some hope to people...

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MA High School Sets Drunk Driving Message Back 30 Years

If you aren’t outraged now, you may be by the end of this post. In early October, Massachusetts...

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Removing the Guesswork: NTSB Recommends Setting Clear Goals to Reduce Drunk Driving

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the last...

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Disconnecting "Drunk" from "Driving": NTSB Advises Increased Use of In-Vehicle Alcohol Testing Technology

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the...

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To Drive or Not to Drive: NTSB urges high-visibility enforcement to influence driver decisions

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to end impaired driving. This post is the...