Alison Betts

Alison Betts

Alison Betts has nearly two decades of experience as a communications professional and researcher in corporate, nonprofit, and high education settings. Betts joined SCRAM Systems in 2013 and is the Director of Marketing & Public Relations. Prior to coming to SCRAM Systems, she held research and teaching positions at universities in Arizona and Colorado. Betts has also served as a public relations professional and grant writer in the nonprofit sector, where she saw first-hand the devastating impact of alcohol and substance abuse on families and communities. Betts holds an MA in English from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Applied Communications from the University of Denver.
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Report Calls for Higher Taxes, Lower BAC to Reduce DWI Deaths

In January the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: A...

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Will An Alcohol Tax Break Hurt Drunk Driving Efforts?

As Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the proposed tax changes, policy analysts predict...

Probable cause for alcohol breath testing
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Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests

Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have...

Missouri cuts funds for DWI enforcement
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Missouri lawmakers eliminate funding for DWI checkpoints

Last week Missouri’s legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk that could make sobriety checkpoints in Missouri...

UK alcohol crime
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UK Sees Shift in Alcohol Crimes with Around-the-Clock Drinking

In 2005, the U.K. started allowing pubs to extend how late they can serve alcohol—including the possibility to...

using a ridesharing app
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Uber faces steep fine for drunk driving complaints

For the past couple of years, Uber has touted data that suggests its ridesharing service reduces DUIs and...

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#CincodeDrinko, #DrinkodeMayo Trend on Social Media

Along with New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo has become one of the days...

Drunk driver being arrested
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WI Supreme Court Rules Against Drunk Drivers in Two Cases

Wisconsin has a reputation for leniency when it comes to drunk driving, but two recent decisions by the...

Place of last drink data helps stop drunk driving
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“Place of Last Drink” Helps Identify DUI Hot Spots

An increasing number of counties and states have launched databases to track where DUI offenders downed their last...

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Three States May Reduce BAC Limit for Drunk Driving

The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their...