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Title: Surgeon General's Workshop on Drunk Driving, Proceedings, Washington, D.C., December 14-16, 1988
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services Office of the Surgeon General
Public Health Service
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 106
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Experts from the Federal offices of defense, education, justice, health and human services, and transportation gathered to discuss ways to reduce the number of deaths due to drinking and driving.
Abstract: Issues of discussion at these proceedings included the pricing and availability of alcoholic beverages, advertising and marketing of alcoholic beverages, epidemiology and data management of drunk and drugged driving, education, judicial and administrative processes, law enforcement, transportation and alcohol service policies, injury control, youth and other special populations, treatment, and citizen advocacy. Some recommendations were (1) raising rates for beer and wine to that of distilled spirits to equalize Federal excise tax rates; (2) matching the level of alcohol advertising with equivalent exposure for effective pro-health and safety messages; (3) requiring police to obtain blood alcohol concentrations of all drivers and nonmotorists involved in fatal and serious injury motor vehicle crashes; and (4) applying "hard" driver's license revocation for a minimum of 90 days for first offenders. Other recommendations and the participants of the meeting are listed.
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Crime specific law reform; Drunk offenders
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