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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Leandra’s Law: Closing interlock loophole runs aground in NY House

New York’s groundbreaking Leandra’s Law had its first official challenge last month when an offender sentenced to the...

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Partisan Politics Set Aside in Favor of Progress on the Federal Transportation Reauthorization Bill

Given the current political climate in this election year and the propensity for members of congress to “kick...

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California law reduces oversight of parolees, will it cost more in the long run?

According to the Los Angeles Times, a little known California law has caused an astounding increase in the...

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Making a Difference: Small Town Maine Walks to End Domestic Violence

We Walk Like MADD, we Race for a Cure, and we also walk for electronic monitoring. At least that’s...

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Handing Them the Keys: Should Parents of Adult Offenders Be Legally Liable?

In May, a California judge approved a $1.2 million settlement agreement  for a drunk driving crash that injured...

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NY State Takes the Lead in Closing Ignition Interlock Loopholes

Alcohol Monitoring Systems applauds the New York State Senate, and in particular the leadership of Senator Charles J....

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Should DUI Offenders Get Credit for Going to Work Every Day?

In late February, AB2127 was introduced in California by Assemblyman Roger Hernández (D-West Covina). This bill would allow...

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NTSB’s Reaching Zero, Day 2: Eliminating Substance-Impaired Driving

Day 2 of the National Traffic Safety Board's groundbreaking 'Reaching Zero' event features a number of renowned panelists...

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AMS Attends First-Ever NTSB Impaired-Driving Forum, Reaching Zero

The National Traffic Safety Board is hosting their first-ever two-day forum focused on eliminating substance-impaired driving. Reaching Zero...

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Overseas Vacation? Better Think Twice About Driving After You Drink

Ah, summer vacation is right around the corner, and many Americans are gearing up to travel outside of...