IN THE NEWS: NTSB seeks to lower legal drinking limit to .05

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Alcohol Laws, Blog Posts, DUI, In the News, Laws of Questionable Merit | 0 comments

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the limit for blood alcohol levels for drivers be lowered to 0.05.  The NTSB has also recommended that measures be taken to encourage broader use of interlock devices. Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the American Automobile Association have not yet endorsed the NTSB’s recommendations. In its report, the NTSB renewed its recommendation that all DUI/DWI offenders be required to...

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UPDATE: In the News: PA passed underage drinking amnesty law

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Alcohol Laws, Blog, Blog Posts, In the News, News Update, Underage Drinking | 0 comments

On July 7th, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett signed a law into effect that would immunize underage drinkers from criminal charges if they are seeking medical attention for another person.  The purpose of this law is to encourage underage drinkers to call for help if they see another person who is “in need of immediate medical attention to prevent death or serious injury.” To qualify for amnesty under the new law, a person must show that...

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In the News: PA Legislator proposes beer keg registration law

Posted by on Apr 1, 2009 in Alcohol Laws, Laws of Questionable Merit, Proposed Laws | 0 comments

Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart Greenleaf has introduced a bill requiring beer kegs to registered. Sen. Greenleaf has unsuccessfully proposed this bill for 16 years. Under the proposed law, those who buy kegs of beer would be required to fill out a form disclosing their name and address. The keg would be tagged with an identifying number keyed to the buyer’s information. Sen. Greenleaf contends that keg registration will help deter...

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