March 30, 2016

Assemblyman proposes to lower drinking age to 18 in New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Carrol introduced a bill to propose to the lower the drinking age.

Carrol’s argument for this change is if you can get married and go to war at 18-years-old, you should be able to legally drink. View the full article here: Assemblyman proposes to lower drinking age to 18 in New Jersey

March 24, 2016

Mandatory ignition lock for drunken drivers advances (MN)

Rochester parents Sandy and Hilary Melville will never see their son, Austin, get his first job after college. They will never watch him get married or see him become a father — all because of a drunken driver’s tragic decision.

On Nov. 27, 2010, 23-year-old Austin Melville was killed when a drunken driver struck him as he was walking across a street in downtown Rochester. View the full article here: Mandatory ignition lock for drunken drivers advances

March 23, 2016

House Approved ‘DUI Look Back’ Bill Goes to Gov. Bevin (KY)

Several Kentucky House members on Wednesday shared stories about how alcohol abuse has impacted their lives during a debate on legislation related to drunken driving penalties. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to double the period of time allowable to determine penalties for habitual drunk drivers from five to 10 years. View the full article here: House Approved ‘DUI Look Back’ Bill Goes to Gov. Bevin

March 22, 2016

House committee moves ignition interlock bill (PA)

The House Transportation Committee has passed legislation to make ignition interlocks mandatory for first-time DUI offenders with high blood-alcohol levels.

Senate Bill 290 would require drivers with blood-alcohol levels of .10 or higher to have ignition interlock systems installed in their vehicles for six months, instead of a license suspension. View the full article here: House committee moves ignition interlock bill

March 20, 2016

Marijuana may not be as “dangerous” as believed when operating a motor vehicle (US)

Marijuana appears to be set up for what could be its best year ever.

The plant, which is currently illegal at the federal level, has expanded like a weed over the past two decades. A whopping 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use since 1996, and four states have legalized the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes since 2012. View the full article here: Marijuana may not be as “dangerous” as believed when operating a motor vehicle

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