Blue law blues.
A recent study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation reports that repealing blue laws that prohibit the sale of packaged alcohol on Sundays may increase alcohol-related vehicles crashes and fatalities. Their analysis of data from New Mexico found a 29 percent increase in alcohol-related crash rates and a 42 percent increase in alcohol-related fatalities on Sunday after repeal of that state's blue law in 1995. No other day of the week showed a statistically significant change. Many state legislatures have repealed Sunday sales, with only 15 states still retaining complete bans on Sunday package sales.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2007|
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