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From the December 2015 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large

States with more restrictive alcohol regulations have lower rates of self-reported drunk driving

Drinking and driving
States with more restrictive alcohol policies and regulations have lower rates of self-reported drunk driving, according to a new study.

A surprising finding of the study was that laws intended to prevent binge drinking—such as high alcohol taxes, safe serving laws, and retail sales restrictions—were equally as protective against drunk driving as were laws specifically targeting impaired driving, such as sobriety checkpoints.

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