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Seminar at UC Berkeley: Policy Approaches to Youth Drinking and Driving (11/17)

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Traffic Safety Research Seminar Preventing Youth Drinking and Driving: Effective Policy Approaches Joel W. Grube, Ph.D. Prevention Research Center and
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      Traffic Safety Research Seminar


      Preventing Youth Drinking and Driving:
      Effective Policy Approaches

      Joel W. Grube, Ph.D.
      Prevention Research Center and
      Center for Adolescent and Child Health Research


      Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      1:00 - 1:30 Discussion and refreshments
      ITS Library, 4th floor of McLaughlin Hall
      UC Berkeley campus

      This talk reviews empirical evidence regarding policy approaches to
      decreasing drinking and driving and related fatalities among youth. The
      most effective policies appear to be (a) taxation or price increases, (b)
      increases in the minimum drinking age, (c) zero tolerance, and (d)
      graduated licensing. Random breath testing, sobriety check points,
      compliance checks, and seat belt laws appear promising for reducing
      drinking and drinking fatalities, although there is less evidence for
      their
      effectiveness for young people. Strategies like responsible beverage
      service programs, license restrictions (e.g., outlet density, hours of
      sale), advertising restrictions, designated driver and safe rides
      programs,
      warning labels, and keg registration, and their effectiveness will be
      discussed as well as areas of additional research and enforcement. Joel
      Grube has been a Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research
      Center since 1986 and Director of the Center since 2003. His research
      focuses on social-psychological and environmental factors influencing
      drinking and other problem behaviors among adolescents and young adults.


      Series sponsored by the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety
      Center www.tsc.berkeley.edu
      For more information on this seminar, please contact Karen Mendelow Nelson

      at karenmn@..., 510/643-9447
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