Drunk Driving Pathfinder

DEFINITION: “Driving while intoxicated is an offense committed by one who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.  A showing of complete intoxication is not required.” (Black’s Law Dictionary)

NARROW THE TOPIC:

  • What are the pros and cons of sobriety check points?
  • Are checkpoints constitutional? 
  • What are appropriate punishments for drunk driving?  
  • How successful are educational/public service campaigns like ‘designated drivers’? 
  • What is the success of drunk driver education classes and other forms of rehabilitation and punishment?  What is the concept of double jeopardy? 
  • Should drunk driver's cars be seized and sold?
  • Should alcohol detection bracelets be used to monitor offenders remotely?
  • How can the federal government encourage the remaining states to restrict open containers in cars?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:  Drunk Driving; Drinking and Traffic Accidents

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES (REF INDICATES NON-CIRCULATING REFERENCE):

Drunk Driving REF HE5620.D72 D78 2008

Drunk driving: an opposing viewpoints guide REF HE5620.D72 D782 2008

STATISTICS:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Impaired Driving [http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Impaired_Driving/index.html]

Fatalities and Fatality Rates in Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Crashes by State, 2007-2008 PDF [http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/811250.pdf] National Highway Transportation Safety Agency

State Estimates of Persons Aged 18 or Older Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Illicit Drugs PDF [http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/stateDUI/stateDUI.pdf] National Survey of Drug Use and Health

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

ProQuest 

Academic Search Premier

Points of View

ERIC

TOPICsearch

Google Scholar: Drunk Driving 

Driving While Impaired

Driving under the influence

alcohol related automobile accidents

Suggested Internet Sites

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) [www.madd.org]

DrinkingAndDriving.Org [www.drinkinganddriving.org]

Citing Your Sources

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]

The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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Mark Jackson,
Jul 29, 2010, 11:16 AM
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