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Drinking and Driving-Blood Alcohol Concentration

Program Type: Policy - An ordinance, resolution, or law passed by a community that produces positive results.

Description:
These are laws that lower the blood alcohol concentration at which it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle from 0.10 g/dL to 0.08 g/dL (0.08%). This intervention is effective in reducing fatal, alcohol-related crashes and is strongly recommended based on scientific evidence.

Age Group(s):
Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Excessive Alcohol Consumption , Injury Prevention

Service Area:
Nationwide

Keyword(s):
Alcohol/substance abuse prevention

URL: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HPDP/index.cfm?module=focus&option=injury&suboption=IVpractices&suboption2=concentration&newquery=1

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Site or Location Name: Blood Alcohol Concentration Laws (methodology/policy)
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