Tag: State Laws

Alcohol Exclusion Laws and DWI/DUI Traffic Crashes

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I. Background Alcohol exclusion laws were passed in the late 1940s. They were to discourage people from abusing alcohol. This saves insurance companies money. That’s because they can deny alcohol-related medical claims. These claims could include traffic-related or any other alcohol-related injury. But there was great hope that they would reduce drunk driving.(1) The logic …

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Mississippi Alcohol Laws: Temperance-oriented? Discover the Truth!

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Mississippi alcohol laws might surprise. The state has a strong temperance history. But it’s state-wide alcohol laws are in the US mainstream. Mississippi has a long temperance tradition. It had state-wide prohibition long before the rest of the country. It was also the first to ratify National Prohibition (1920-1933). After Repeal it long kept its own …

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