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Title: Youth Driving Without Impairment: A Community Challenge
Corporate Author: National Cmssn Against Drunk Driving
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: National Cmssn Against Drunk Driving
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents testimony and recommendations from five public hearings conducted in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Fort Worth, and Seattle in 1987-88.
Abstract: Testimony indicates that drinking is endemic among American youth and that alcoholic beverages remain easily accessible to youth under 21 years old. The hearings confirmed that youth impaired driving is a societal problem that will not be resolved in the short term or by a single approach. Testimony emphasized the pivotal role parents play in preventing youth-impaired driving. The hearings suggest that every systemwide approach to youth-impaired driving must combine prevention, deterrence, and treatment/intervention. Recommendations pertain to school responsibilities, extracurricular activities, community responsibilities, work-based activities, enforcement, licensing, adjudication, supervision, and legislation. General recommendations are that legislation should be enacted to regulate alcohol beverage advertising; education programs should emphasize the wearing of safety belts; the effectiveness of all programs must be evaluated; and the problem demands strategies that go beyond current measures. Appendixes include findings from a survey on drinking and driving among high school seniors and statistics on fatal crashes involving youth.
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Crime specific countermeasures; Legal drinking age; Underage Drinking
Note: Report on the youth impaired driving public hearings in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Fort Worth, and Seattle.
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