AAA recognizes that reductions in impaired driving have been made and that more needs to be done to reduce alcohol-related crashes and deaths. Working together to help solve this crisis is a responsibility we all share. AAA is dedicated to helping promote driver safety through education and advocacy in all that we do.
A few examples of some of the laws that AAA supports, but is not limited to are below:
- Administrative Suspension
Law providing for immediate license suspension for offenders who refuse to submit to a test or fail a BAC test for being above the legal limit.
- DUI Checkpoints
DUI, or sobriety, checkpoints are enforcement programs that allow police to stop predetermined vehicles to check for sobriety of the drivers.
- DUI Courts
Distinct court system designed specifically for changing the behavior of the arrested alcohol-dependent offender.
- Ignition Interlock Devices
A device installed in an offender’s vehicle that prevents it from starting if the driver’s BAC is above a set limit.
- Open Container Laws
Prohibit the possession of any open alcoholic beverage container and the consumption of any alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle.
- Vehicle Based Sanctions
Provide for seizure and sale of the vehicle operated by an offender at the time an alcohol-related offense was committed.