Support for Drunk Driving Victims
Drunk driving victims are protected by a range of laws, including laws against drunk driving and dram shop laws. The word "dram" referred to places in 18th Century England where alcohol was sold by the dram, which was a small unit of liquid. Now, a "Dram Shop" is a legal term referring to bars, liquor stores, and other places where alcoholic beverages are sold. Dram shop laws were put into place to protect the public from the irresponsible selling of alcohol to minors or obviously intoxicated patrons.