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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2000

Motor Vehicle Injury – Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Maintaining Current Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) Laws

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends maintaining current minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) laws based on strong evidence of their effectiveness in reducing alcohol-related crashes and associated injuries among 18- to 20-year-old drivers. MLDA laws specify an age below which the purchase or public consumption of alcoholic beverages is illegal. In the United States, the age in all states is currently 21 years.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Substance Abuse
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Motor Vehicle Injury – Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Maintaining Current Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) Laws. c2000– [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/content/motor-vehicle-injury-alcohol-impaired-driving-maintaining-current-minimum-legal-drinking-age