Underage Drinking

Use/Lose: Driving Privileges

Laws addressing suspension or revocation of driving privileges as a penalty for underage purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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Maps & Charts: Use/Lose: Driving Privileges

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Mandatory

Alaska

No Use/Lose Policy

Arizona

Discretionary

Arkansas

Both Mandatory and Discretionary

California

Mandatory

Colorado

Mandatory

Connecticut

Mandatory

Delaware

Mandatory

District of Columbia

Mandatory

Florida

Mandatory

Georgia

Mandatory

Hawaii

Both Mandatory and Discretionary

Idaho

Mandatory

Illinois

Mandatory

Indiana

No Use/Lose Policy

Iowa

Discretionary

Kansas

Mandatory

Kentucky

No Use/Lose Policy

Louisiana

Mandatory

Maine

No Use/Lose Policy

Maryland

Discretionary

Massachusetts

Mandatory

Michigan

No Use/Lose Policy

Minnesota

No Use/Lose Policy

Mississippi

Mandatory

Missouri

Mandatory

Montana

Mandatory

Nebraska

Discretionary

Nevada

Mandatory

New Hampshire

Discretionary

New Jersey

Mandatory

New Mexico

Discretionary

New York

No Use/Lose Policy

North Carolina

Mandatory

North Dakota

No Use/Lose Policy

Ohio

No Use/Lose Policy

Oklahoma

Mandatory

Oregon

Mandatory

Pennsylvania

Mandatory

Rhode Island

Mandatory

South Carolina

Mandatory

South Dakota

Discretionary

Tennessee

Mandatory

Texas

Mandatory

Utah

Mandatory

Vermont

No Use/Lose Policy

Virginia

Mandatory

Washington

Mandatory

West Virginia

No Use/Lose Policy

Wisconsin

Discretionary

Wyoming

Mandatory

Date

Mandatory Sanction

Discretionary Sanction

License Sanction Not Authorized

1/1/98

25 states

10 states

17 states

1/1/99

24 states

10 states

18 states

1/1/00

24 states

10 states

18 states

1/1/01

25 states

10 states

17 states

1/1/02

26 states

11 states

15 states

1/1/03

27 states

11 states

14 states

1/1/04

28 states

10 states

14 states

1/1/05

28 states

10 states

14 states

1/1/06

30 states

10 states

12 states

1/1/07

31 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/08

31 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/09

32 states

9 states

11 states

1/1/10

34 states

8 states

11 states

1/1/11

34 states

9 states

10 states

1/1/12

34 states

9 states

10 states

1/1/13

33 states

10 states

10 states

1/1/14

33 states

10 states

10 states

1/1/15

32 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/16

31 states

10 states

12 states

1/1/17

31 states

10 states

12 states