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Safeguarding Spirits: Protecting Your College Town Bar from Underage Drinking

Safeguarding Spirits: Protecting Your College Town Bar from Underage Drinking

As a college town bar owner, you know the challenges of preventing underage drinking all too well. From fake IDs to legal liabilities, the risks can seem overwhelming. But what if there was a solution that could help you stay compliant and keep your community safe?

Enter Ron Tobb, the founder of Minor Decliner. In a recent webinar, Ron shared his expertise on the state of the college town bar industry and the vital role of ID scanning in combating underage drinking.


The Sobering Statistics

According to Ron, underage drinking is still a major problem across the country. By age 15, 33% of teens have had at least one drink, and by 18, that number jumps to 60%. In 2019, 30% of teens reported drinking alcohol, and over 14% had engaged in binge drinking in the past 30 days.

The consequences of underage drinking can be devastating. In 2023, 25% of teen car crashes involved an underage drinking driver, and 27% of teen drivers killed in traffic crashes had been drinking. In 2017, a staggering 73% of teen auto fatalities were related to alcohol.


The Legal Risks

The penalties for selling to minors can be severe. In California, there's a mandatory $1,000 fine and community service. In Florida, it's misdemeanors, large fines, and probation. In New Mexico, the fines can escalate up to $10,000, leading to the revocation of the alcohol license.

Beyond the fines, there's the risk of lawsuits and criminal charges, especially if an underage patron is involved in an accident. The legal and financial consequences can be devastating for your business.


The Solution: Minor Decliner

That's where Minor Decliner comes in. Minor Decliner offers a range of ID scanning solutions that can help you stay compliant and protect your business. With Minor Decliner's systems, you can:

  • Implement consistent, easy-to-use age verification processes
  • Spot invalid IDs with 90%+ accuracy using advanced technology
  • Avoid legal risks and penalties associated with underage sales

Plus, Minor Decliner includes a comprehensive protection program with discounted training, private compliance checks, and more.

Take the Next Step

Don't let underage drinking and the associated risks jeopardize your bar. Watch the on-demand webinar with Minor Decliner founder Ron Tobb to learn more about Minor Decliner's solutions and how they can help you safeguard your spirits.


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