Latest The Century Council Stories

2011-07-25 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad range of safety, auto, insurance and alcohol industry groups and companies has called on Congress to pass legislation to provide funding for an advanced drunk driving detection research program which could lead to more than 8,000 fewer highway fatalities each year and a nationwide economic cost saving of approximately $130 billion annually. In a letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica...

2011-06-15 09:00:00

PHOENIX, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Always known as a progressive state when it comes to tough laws for drunk drivers, Arizona's newest DUI legislation, signed in to law last month by Governor Jan Brewer, has been criticized for what critics say is a step backwards from the state's precedent-setting penalties for first-time DUI offenders. But both lawmakers and criminal justice professionals throughout the state are saying SB 1200 is a key piece of legislation that will help the state...

2011-04-01 16:10:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, and industry leader in promoting responsible drinking, marked the occasion by congratulating Apolo Ohno, the most decorated US Winter Olympian for presenting The Century Council's interactive 'Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix' program at the Cloonan Middle school in Stamford. Guy Smith, Executive Vice President, Diageo North...

2011-03-23 10:57:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tennessee's new DUI bill took effect on January 1st, courts statewide began to ramp up integration of a high-tech alcohol monitoring system to keep tabs on hard core drunk drivers facing charges for a new offense. The alcohol-sniffing anklets, known as SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), are monitoring offenders 24/7 pretrial to keep the high-risk group from re-offending, and the program is at no cost to the taxpayers....

2011-02-01 07:30:00

Partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Repeat drunk drivers represent at least one third of all DUI arrests and likely contribute to consistent rates of DUI deaths and injuries on our nation's highways. These statistics emphasize the need to identify and address the factors that influence DUI recidivism. More and more research has identified the fact that repeat DUI offenders often...

2010-09-20 07:58:00

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company and an industry leader in promoting responsible drinking, applauds the efforts that contributed to a 7.4% decline in alcohol-related driving fatalities in 2009. This data, reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found that 33 states and Puerto Rico experienced a decline in the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2009 compared to 2008....

2010-02-16 10:40:00

MIAMI, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is proud to support Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and The Century Council launch of Ask Listen Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix today at Miami's Hank Kline Boys and Girls club developed to encourage kids to say "Yes" to a healthy lifestyle and "No" underage drinking. The latest execution of The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn program is based on recent research by Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Ratney that shows for your...

2009-12-15 09:14:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Underage consumption of beverage alcohol is unsafe, illegal and irresponsible, and thanks to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this important issue is being communicated to kids, parents, older siblings and retailers through an effective nationwide campaign called "We Don't Serve Teens." Working with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), The Patron Spirits Company is doing its part to help educate people about this serious...

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