ENFORCEMENT OF PURCHASING AGE LAWS OFTEN NOT HIGH PRIORITY

Minimum purchasing age laws for alcohol have led to crash reductions among young people, but the laws aren't well enforced by officials who may perceive their communities don't put high priority on curbing underage drinking. This finding by two studies from University of Minnesota researchers is discussed in this article along with related findings. The studies, which appear in Public Health Reports 110:4, are "Deterring Sales and Provision of Alcohol to Minors: A Study of Enforcement in 295 Counties in Four States" by A.C. Wagenaar el al. and "Law Officers' Views of Enforcement of the Minimum Drinking Age: A Four-State Study" by A.C. Wagenaar and M. Wolfson.

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  • Accession Number: 00724913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 185
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1996 12:00AM