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

No Use/Lose Policy

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

No Use/Lose Policy

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

30 states

10 states

14 states

1/1/05

31 states

10 states

14 states

1/1/06

31 states

10 states

12 states

1/1/07

32 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/08

32 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/09

32 states

9 states

11 states

1/1/10

33 states

8 states

12 states

1/1/11

33 states

9 states

11 states

1/1/12

33 states

9 states

11 states

1/1/13

32 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/14

32 states

10 states

11 states

1/1/15

31 states

10 states

12 states

1/1/16

30 states

10 states

13 states

1/1/17

30 states

10 states

13 states

1/1/18

30 states

10 states

13 states

1/1/19

29 states

10 states

14 states