IMPACT OF INSURANCE AND CIVIL LAW SANCTIONS ON DRUNK DRIVING. SOCIAL CONTROL OF THE DRINKING DRIVER

This is an examination of the insurance and tort law doctrines and proposals to reduce drink driving. These include measures to make civil liability easier to prove, permit punitive damages, impose insurance surcharges, and expand liability to third parties responsible for the drunk driver's intoxication. An attempt is made to assess the potential and limits of private law for combating drunk driving. Section 1 examines the relationship between automobile insurance and drunk driving and analyzes proposals to use various insurance schemes to combat drunk driving. Section 2 examines drunk drivers' liability for property and personal injuries resulting from accidents; it also surveys proposed changes in tort law designed to reduce drunk driving. Such proposals include awarding punitive damages to victims of drunk drivers and expanding the scope of liability to commmercial alcohol dispensers and social hosts for damages and casualties caused by customers and guests.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Chicago Press

    1427 E. 60th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60637-2954
  • Authors:
    • Jacobs, J B
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00489485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM