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The Resource One for the road : drunk driving since 1900, Barron H. Lerner

One for the road : drunk driving since 1900, Barron H. Lerner

Label
One for the road : drunk driving since 1900
Title
One for the road
Title remainder
drunk driving since 1900
Statement of responsibility
Barron H. Lerner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One for the Road is a history of efforts to control drunk driving in the United States. But it begins with a challenge: buy yourself a Breathalyzer, find a responsible friend to keep an eye on you, and start drinking. Most people who try this experiment will feel buzzed or a little drunk well below a blood alcohol level of 0.08%, the current legal limit. Nevertheless, eighty million times annually, drinkers who are this impaired will get into their cars and drive. Close to 15,000 people will die as a result. The author explores why such a situation persists more than a century after anti-drunk-driving efforts began and thirty years after the founding of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He concludes that America has consistently rejected reasonable strategies to stop drunk driving, preferring instead to preserve the right of "social drinkers" to drive, to allow industry to limit the scope of control efforts, and even to portray drunk drivers as victims. In a world where teenagers and adults, exposed to decades of warnings, still choose to drive while using cell phones, while speeding, and after drinking, this book provides crucial historical lessons for understanding the ongoing epidemic of drunk driving. -- from Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Barron H
Dewey number
363.12/5140973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE5620.D72
LC item number
L47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drunk driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Alcoholic Intoxication
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Automobile Driving
Label
One for the road : drunk driving since 1900, Barron H. Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-205) and index
Contents
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 -- Lawyers, libertarians, and the liquor lobby fight back -- More (and more) tragedies
Control code
ocn693684122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 218 p.
Isbn
9781421401904
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010051484
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693684122
Label
One for the road : drunk driving since 1900, Barron H. Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-205) and index
Contents
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 -- Lawyers, libertarians, and the liquor lobby fight back -- More (and more) tragedies
Control code
ocn693684122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 218 p.
Isbn
9781421401904
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010051484
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693684122

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