U.S. Sen. David Vitter was today recognized by the Century Council for his efforts to combat drunk driving. The Century Council works to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking and each year recognizes members of Congress for their efforts on behalf of the organization's goals. This year, Vitter was one of 21 members of Congress to be honored by The Century Council.
"Drunk driving and underage drinking affect the lives of thousands of American families every year," said Vitter. "It's so important that we attack these problems and find ways to educate the public about the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving. I'm honored to accept this award from the Century Council, and I will continue to work in Congress to help reduce drunk driving and underage drinking not only in Louisiana, but across the country."
In June 2009, Vitter participated in the council's Ask, Listen, Learn initiative, which encourages parents to talk with their children about the dangers associated with underage drinking. Vitter also met with Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor to discuss ways to promote healthy lifestyles for youth and minimize underage drinking and drunk driving.
The Century Council is a not-for-profit organization founded by a group of leading distillers to raise awareness about drunk driving and underage drinking.