Skip to comments.Happy hour linked to pub violence
Posted on 03/04/2011 10:24:52 AM PST by Red Badger
A Cardiff University study has established a link between pub violence and happy hour-style drinking promotions.
The findings also show that pub staff themselves need to do more to stop heavily intoxicated customers from continuing to drink.
The team studied pubs and nightclubs with a history of violence across five different cities and towns in the UK. Customers entering and leaving the premises were breathalysed. The team also recorded data about the price of beer and any drink promotions at each establishment. Their findings were then linked to police and hospital data about assaults inside or immediately outside the premises.
The team found that premises with the highest levels of violence were most likely to have:
* The greatest change in customers' intoxication levels between entry and exit * Price promotions on drinks
The team also found that simple observation of customers staggering or slurring their speech was a very accurate predicator of the levels of intoxication recorded by the breathalysers.
Dr Simon Moore, of Cardiff University's award-winning Violence and Society Research Group, who led the study, said: "Our findings clearly show that alcohol misuse and violence are not simply caused by drinkers' weaknesses. The way premises are run also contributes, suggesting the industry still has more to do in playing its part.
"The legislation requiring bar staff not to serve those who are already drunk should be properly enforced. Our study shows these customers are not difficult to spot - time should be called on those who can no longer walk in a straight line or who slur their speech.
"Measures to restrict promotions and enforce sensible drinking would make night-time city centres healthier and more enjoyable spaces for everyone who uses them."
The team's findings have just been published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism and the Project was funded by the Medical Research Council.
My study on the link between beer consumption and increased urination is almost ready for publication.
They figured out a way to get a grant to drink beer.
How do they know that pub violence doesn’t cause happy hours?
as God is my witness.....in LA years ago local late nite news host Paul Moyer was readin a news story about a marijuana study released from San Luis Obismo (sp)
..anyway the story allowed that 20 folk had smoked pot for 10 years, now the same 20 folk....for 10 years and the results of the study was in
... he then said........” they need more testing “
Q: What's the difference between a beer and a pee?
A: About 20 minutes.
Q: Do you know why you have to pee so fast after you drink a beer?
A: It doesn’t have to slow down to change color.
So when drinks are cheaper people drink more. Wow, rocket surgery.
“The Welsh get rowdy when they get drunk? Do tell.”
And this just in - alcohol linked to insobriety.
I own a bar Charlotte.
At ‘Happy Hour’(illegal but still..), patrons are very civil and calm....
....Put on Duke vs North Carolina basketball game, and I spend more time breaking up fights than serving alcohol.
It could be more soccer passions running wild than alcohol...and yes alcohol may fuel violence but the same folks who get passionate about a game don’t need alcohol to start a fight.
You haven't lived unless you've been in a pub during a Celtic-Rangers match.
I couldn’t get excited about a basketball game if I had to...............
Went to a hockey game and a fight broke out?............
No Schlitz sherlock.
Ban all pubs! That’s the ticket!
But it’s supposed to be HAPPY hour.
Well, you have a big game coming up this weekend!Rest up!
I have no special love for Duke, but I despise Carolina. I hope the Blue Devils stomp a mudhole in them. :)
We bar-hopped in Cardiff. I didn't know they had a Happy Hour, because the bars were packed all the time. I doubt cheap beer was a factor. ;)
Always be wary of “research” that not only asserts where problems arise in a social situation, but propose solutions to those problems.
Obviously the only answer is government intervention.
I have a “study” that drinking more liquor leads to intoxication...now where’s the nearest Fed building for grants?