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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 College students

Web Site Links    

California DUI : a Drunk Driving Law Guide     http://www.california-drunkdriving.org/
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     http://www.centurycouncil.org/home.html
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     http://www.duigulag.com/
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 blood alcohol content (BAC) level to 0.08%.

Drinking & Driving     http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/DrinkingAndDriving.html
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.

Drunk Driving     http://www.popcenter.org/Problems/problem-drunk_driving.htm
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     http://www.drunkdriving-california.net/
"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 lawyer."

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)     http://www.madd.org/ca/la
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     http://www.iihs.org/research/qanda/alcohol_enforce.html
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.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

ETOH (Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database)     http://etoh.niaaa.nih.gov
Click on "BASIC Search" in left column, and type in  "drunk driving" to retrieve list of articles.  Read directions at top of list.

Issues and Controversies @ FACTS.com     http://www.2facts.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.

Reference Books

99 jumpstarts to research : topic guides for finding information on current issues
Call number: Ref ZA3050.W47 2001

West’s 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

Drunk driving

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 http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 3 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.  (SUB (drunk driving))  [From peer-reviewed journals]
    2.  (SUB (drunk driving) and statistics )
    3.  (SUB (drunk driving) and SUB (prevention))

Researched and evaluated by:
S. Valero, Librarian 5/1998
last update:  W. Enright, Librarian 10/2008

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