One for the Road

One for the Road
Author: Barron H. Lerner
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2011-10-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781421403496

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Don’t drink and drive. It's a deceptively simple rule, but one that is all too often ignored. And while efforts to eliminate drunk driving have been around as long as automobiles, every movement to keep drunks from driving has hit some alarming bumps in the road. Barron H. Lerner narrates the two strong—and vocal—sides to this debate in the United States: those who argue vehemently against drunk driving, and those who believe the problem is exaggerated and overregulated. A public health professor and historian of medicine, Lerner asks why these opposing views exist, examining drunk driving in the context of American beliefs about alcoholism, driving, individualism, and civil liberties. Angry and bereaved activist leaders and advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaign passionately for education and legislation, but even as people continue to be killed, many Americans remain unwilling to take stronger steps to address the problem. Lerner attributes this attitude to Americans’ love of drinking and love of driving, an inadequate public transportation system, the strength of the alcohol lobby, and the enduring backlash against Prohibition. The stories of people killed and maimed by drunk drivers are heartrending, and the country’s routine rejection of reasonable strategies for ending drunk driving is frustratingly inexplicable. This book is a fascinating study of the culture of drunk driving, grassroots and professional efforts to stop it, and a public that has consistently challenged and tested the limits of individual freedom. Why, despite decades and decades of warnings, do people still choose to drive while intoxicated? One for the Road provides crucial historical lessons for understanding the old epidemic of drunk driving and the new epidemic of distracted driving.

Driving the Drunk Off the Road

Driving the Drunk Off the Road
Author: Sandy Golden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1983
Genre: Alcohol
ISBN: STANFORD:36105043808638

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One for the Road

One for the Road
Author: Barron H. Lerner
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2011-10-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781421401904

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Introduction : what's the harm? -- The discovery of drunk driving -- Science and government enter the fray -- The MADD mothers take charge -- The movement matures and splinters -- Lamb, lightner, and libertarians : a backlash -- Conclusion: more (and more) stories.

Safe Road Home

Safe Road Home
Author: Karen Goodman,Kirk Simon
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2005
Genre: DVD-ROMs
ISBN: 1402732783

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Accompanied by a DVD of an HBO documentary entitled: Smashed--toxic tales of teens and alcohol.

Confronting Drunk Driving

Confronting Drunk Driving
Author: H. Laurence Ross
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1994-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0300058659

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The author of this book argues that drunk driving is more than just a criminal issue. He offers a practical approach to the problem of drunk driving, one that combines criminal deterence with other efforts to reduce the number of deaths caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.

Alcohol and Public Policy

Alcohol and Public Policy
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences,Committee on Substance Abuse and Habitual Behavior,Panel on Alternative Policies Affecting the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1981-02-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780309031493

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A Subject Bibliography from Highway Safety Literature

A Subject Bibliography from Highway Safety Literature
Author: United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 530
Release: 1976
Genre: Automobiles
ISBN: UOM:39015024374483

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I Got Caught Drinking and Driving What s Next

I Got Caught Drinking and Driving   What s Next
Author: Elissa Bongiorno
Publsiher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2021-07-15
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781499470635

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One person dies every 50 minutes in a drunk-driving accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This fact-filled, straightforward text tells what really happens when someone drives drunk. In accessible language, this title explains how alcohol affects reflexes and judgment, what laws restricting drinking and driving, and the consequences that happen when teens drive drunk. Up-to-date statistics, dynamic photographs, and useful resources will help teens truly understand the dangers of drunk driving—and what happens if they or someone they know get arrested for it.