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The Drink Driving Situation in China

Mittwoch 11. April 2012 von htm

China has been concerned about the serious problem of drinking and driving road crashes, and it has made good progress by establishing strict laws, imposing serious penalties, and initiating a rigorous enforcement program since 2008. This study has assessed the magnitude and nature of the problem and reviewed the legislation, current practices, and institutional capacities for preventing drinking and driving.
Data and information were collected using existing reports and by consulting officials and experts from a number of agencies.
(Source: Alcohol Reports, 04/09/12)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, mortality, Prevention, Research, societal effects, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

French to crack down on drunk driving, speed on roads

Samstag 21. Mai 2011 von htm

New Swiss road safety review shows men 18-24 at risk for serious accidents caused by speed, alcohol.
French road safety officials meeting in Paris 11 May agreed to a series of radical changes to crack down on speeders and drunk drivers, shortly after April figures were released that show a sharp increase in road fatalities. Poland had the highest number of road deaths of any European country in 2009, Eurostat figures show, with more than 4,500 people killed, but France was second, with 4,273, followed by Italy with just over 4,000.
France has a population eight times greater than Switzerland, but the number of road deaths in 2009 was about 12 times greater, with 349 people dying in Swiss road accidents that year. Stiffer penalties, more prevention has worked in Switzerland, experts say. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 5/17/11) genevalunch.com, 5/11/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, consumption, Driving under the Influence, Global, mortality, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, societal effects, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Mich. Toughens Penalties for Most Severely Impaired Drivers

Mittwoch 3. November 2010 von htm

As of Oct. 31, first-time drunk-driving offenders in Michigan who register blood alcohol levels of at least 0.17 percent will face penalties similar to what second-time offenders have traditionally received in the state.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reported that sponsors of the new state law based their efforts on observations that many of the most severe motor vehicle accidents related to drunk driving involved drivers with a high blood alcohol content and a prior drunk-driving conviction. (Source: Join Together, 11/02/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

Minnesota, USA, Expands DWI Penalties and Programs

Samstag 22. Mai 2010 von htm

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed into a law a series of reforms to the state DWI code, including broader sanctions and a few opportunities for new and repeat offenders. Effective July 1, 2011, drivers found with a 0.16 percent or higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) must install ignition interlock systems – devices that require the driver to have less than a .02 BAC in order to start their vehicle – or face license suspensions of one to six years. Persons with three or more infractions in a ten-year period would be required to have an interlock for monitoring and prevention, or not drive at all. (Source: Join Together, 5/20/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Prevention | Keine Kommentare »

MADD, Century Council Split Over Drunk Driving Penalties

Donnerstag 11. Juni 2009 von htm

Clashing over penalties for first-time drunk driving offenses, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has severed its relationship with the alcohol-industry funded Century Council. MADD officials said that the Century Council violated a pledge to remain neutral and instead fought against MADD-backed state legislation that would impose tougher penalties for drunk-driving first offenders. MADD also asserted that the Century Council has overemphasized initiatives targeting repeat drunk-driving offenders at the expense of programs aimed at the broader problem of drinking and driving. (Source: Join Together, 6/10/09)

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