ERIC Number: EJ1115561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Associations between Responsible Beverage Service Laws and Binge Drinking and Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Linde, Ann C.; Toomey, Traci L.; Wolfson, Julian; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Erickson, Darin J.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v60 n2 p35-54 Aug 2016
We explored potential associations between the strength of state Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) laws and self-reported binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S. A multi-level logistic mixed-effects model was used, adjusting for potential confounders. Analyses were conducted on the overall BRFSS sample and drinkers only. Seven percent of BRFSS respondents lived in states with the strongest RBS laws, 15% reported binge drinking and 2% reported driving after having too much to drink at least once in the past 30 days. There was no evidence of a significant association between RBS law strength and self-reported binge drinking or alcohol-impaired driving. Future studies should include additional information about RBS laws and use a prospective research design.
Descriptors: Correlation, State Legislation, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safety, Behavior Problems, Risk, Law Enforcement, Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01AA017873