The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
version for printing
Web Site Links
California DUI : a Drunk Driving Law Guide
A complete source of legal information about DUI laws, penalties,
DMV driver's license suspensions, DUI/DWI lawyers, criminal courts,
blood-alcohol evidence, car insurance after a DUI, and police
investigative procedures. California DUI offers everything you
need to know if you are arrested in California for driving under the
influence of alcohol (DUI) -- sometimes referred to as "driving
while intoxicated" (DWI).
The Century Council
The Century Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.
America's leading distillers, such as Bacardi USA Inc., Seagrams &
Sons, etc. fund the site. It provides information about drunk driving legislation
and educational programs, including bilingual or ethnic. One
program, Si Toma, No Maneje, is the largest and most
comprehensive anti-drunk driving program in the country. This site also contains
information about zero tolerance. There is information for
students, parents, a media center for journalists, and links to
other resources. See the "following legislative initiatives"
for every idea you need for your paper.
DUI Gulag :
Virtual Prohibition in the New Millennium
This Webpage is published by Citizens Against Wrongful Arrests
(CAWA). Provides sites with questionable opposing viewpoints
to Mothers Against Drunk Driving's nationwide campaign to lower statutory
content (BAC) level to 0.08%.
Drinking & Driving
This site discusses the problem, the facts, and the solution of
this issue. It is nicely complemented with statistical charts and
graphs. Site is provided by the State University of New York at
Potsdam. Has picture of Princess
Diana car crash.
This guide "begins by describing the problem of drunk driving and
reviewing the facts that increase its risk. It then identifies
a series of questions that can help analyze local drunk driving
problems. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem of
drunk driving and examines what is know about the effectiveness of
these [police] responses." From the Center for
Problem-Oriented Policing, an organization dedicated to evaluating
"discrete pieces of police business."
Los Angeles DUI : Laws and Lawyers
"Provides everything you should be aware of if you are arrested for
driving under the influence of alcohol (sometimes called DWI) -
including such questions frequently asked of a Los Angeles DUI
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
Sponsored by the L.A. County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving
(MADD). This site provides information such as crash and accident statistics.
Q & A : Deterrence & Enforcement
This FAQ covers questions related to alcohol-impaired driving
laws, "state laws making it illegal to drive with high blood alcohol
concentrations (BACs)." Topics include definitions of
alcohol-impaired driving, blood alcohol concentration, sobriety
checkpoints, passive alcohol sensors, license suspension, treatment
and rehabilitation programs, and more. From the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
(Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database)
Click on "BASIC Search" in left column, and type in "drunk driving"
to retrieve list of articles. Read directions at top of list.
Controversies @ FACTS.com
Try searching for "drunk driving" in this database for up-to-date
information on the topic, including history, statistics, and news.
Also look at "By the Numbers" under "Special Features."
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
99 jumpstarts to research : topic guides for finding
information on current issues
Call number: Ref ZA3050.W47 2001
Wests encyclopedia of American law
Call number: Ref KF154.W47 2005
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Drinking and traffic accidents--United States
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
Drinking and driving : the toll, the tears
Call number: Video 000249
Summary: From a living room, a prison, a church, a cemetery, a hospital, people
talk about how their lives were changed by a drunken driver.
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB (drunk driving)) [From peer-reviewed journals]
(SUB (drunk driving) and statistics )
(SUB (drunk driving) and SUB (prevention))
Researched and evaluated by:
S. Valero, Librarian 5/1998
last update: W. Enright, Librarian 10/2008