DUI and Underage Drinking Policy Analysis Review

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DUI and Underage Drinking Policy Analysis Review
Approximately 40% of all car accidents each year in the United States are alcohol-related (
Wagenaar
et al., 2007b). The majority of the literature on drinking while intoxicated (DUI) and underage drinking policies in the United States focuses on the minimum age policy laws enacted in the 1980s (
Coate
and Grossman, 1988;
Preusser
and Williams, 1992;
Wagenaar
et al., 1993;
Wagenaar
and
Wolfson
, 1994;
Wagenaar
and
Wolfson
, 1995;
Chaloupka
and
Weschler
, 1996; Wechsler et al., 2003; Fell et al., 2008). The United States federal government passed legislation in 1984 to uniformly raise the minimum drinking age across each state to twenty-one. The law required that all states enact this policy...
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.....Nelson, T.F., Lee, H. (2003). Drinking and driving among college students: The influence of alcohol-control policies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 25:3, p.212-218.
This article looked at the national landscape of college students in relation to specific public policies that restrict underage alcohol use, including laws regulating high volume consumption, and that have a higher rate of enforcement of such laws. The authors found that those states with stricter regulations had significantly fewer drunk driving incidents.
Additional Works Cited
Governor’s Highway Safety Association. State laws and funding: Sobriety checkpoint laws. GHSA.org. Retrieved 7 March 2011, <http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/checkpoint_laws.html>