In 2006, The Century Council committed its support for the exploration of advanced technologies to prevent drunk driving. The Century Council believes that development of technology to prevent drunk driving holds great promise if it is moderately priced, absolutely reliable, set at the legal BAC limit of .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and unobtrusive to the sober driver.
We are pleased to reaffirm this longstanding support by supporting The Roads Safe Act of 2010, introduced today by Senator Tom Udall (DNM) and co-sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). This legislation would significantly increase Federal funding for the ongoing exploration of advanced technologies to prevent drunk driving led by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the auto industry.
The Century Council is proud of its nearly 20 year commitment to fighting drunk driving and our many partnerships with groups like AAA, the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the National District Attorneys Association, among others. Through these efforts we have worked to reduce drunk driving especially among repeat offenders and people who drive at high BAC levels of .15% or above. For these drivers, The Century Council also favors tiered systems that mandate more severe penalties, treatment, and aftercare.
We applaud the leadership of Senator Udall and Senator Corker in working to develop technology that would prevent people from driving drunk and save thousands of lives each year. Click here to learn more about the Roads Safe Act of 2010.