Child Safety Network™ (CSN) Awards SOBRsafe™ National Safe Family Seal of Approval™ for developing technology that prevents alcohol related accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
CSN proudly endorses this new technology that can detect and wirelessly alert authorized parties to the presence of alcohol in a person’s body before tragedy strikes.
For the first time in CSN’s 33-year history, we have found a technology in SOBRsafe (Nasdaq: SOBR) that can detect alcohol before it becomes a deadly combination on our roadways and workplaces.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) do not endorse organizations, products, or services, but they do claim that at least one life is lost to alcohol related driving every 45 minutes.
CSN, The U.S. Department of Transportation and NHTSA are quick to point out that every single one of these fatalities was entirely preventable. Source.
What the public is learning from CSN today is that there actually is a way to prevent these accidents on our roadways, in our schools, on our school buses and in every location that is responsible for the safety of children, customers and employees.
Regarding the answer to this national epidemic, SOBRsafe Senior Executive Michael Watson stated that “the annual cost of alcohol abuse in the U.S. is $249 billion.
Nearly half of all industrial accidents with injuries are alcohol-related, and 1-in-10 U.S. commercial driver’s test positive for alcohol (the highest rate worldwide).
In response, we have developed a proprietary, touch-based identity verification, alcohol detection and cloud-based reporting system. The technology is transferable across innumerable form factors, including stationary access control, personal wearables and for telematics integration.”
When Mr. Watson learned that CSN granted SOBRsafe the category exclusive right nationwide to display the coveted Safe Family Seal of Approval™, he had this to say: “To receive the Safe Family Seal of Approval™ is an incredible honor for a company at any stage, and we are further humbled by the recognition in just our first few months of commercials sales. We are truly grateful to the Child Safety Network, and we look forward partnering with this outstanding organization toward making our roadways safer for America’s children.”
Several of CSN’s top advisors provided their expert insight on the national endorsement-
“Throughout my first career in law enforcement and my second career in security with the Department of Homeland Security and The Transportation Safety Administration I have seen firsthand the devastation that alcohol has caused on our roadways, our workplaces and on our school campuses and even school buses. Nationwide there are about 1.5 million arrests for DUI.
I applaud CSN for its foresight in endorsing and deploying SOBRsafe technology as an urgently needed method of detecting and stopping alcohol before it becomes hazardous or even fatal.”
William “Bill” Arrington, CSN Senior Advisor on National Surface Transportation Security
Statewide: Lt. Colonel Deputy Superintendent, Maryland State Police (Ret.)
Nationally: General Manager for the Office of Highway and Motor Carrier Security, TSA.
“As an active-duty Detective for the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, I focus on juvenile investigations. My 19-year career as a School Resource Officer and as a Patrol Officer in Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado provides me with a very serious opinion about this brand-new technology.
I’ve had to deliver way too much bad news to parents and family members when drunk driving could not be stopped by technology like SOBRsafe.
It can detect and alert others of the threat of alcohol before it becomes weaponized. At any moment in my patrol car, I have up to three handheld devices to detect alcohol. I would not need any of those if I had access to technology that detects alcohol and instantly notifies people who want to try and stop a tragedy before it starts.
That’s why I view CSN’s endorsement of SOBRsafe as much more than just an ounce of prevention. Think of it as the difference that could make it possible for you to see your best friend, your co-worker, or even your son or daughter alive tomorrow.”
Detective Daniel Sperry – CSN Senior Advisor on Juvenile Law Enforcement, School Site & School Bus Safety, and Security. Vice President for the Idaho Association of School Resource Officers.
Ward Leber, the founder of the non-profit Child Safety Network (CSN) added that: “CSN’s Product Integrity team looks at each program, product, or service submitted for endorsement. We almost never provide a category exclusive endorsement of a product or service because we can’t afford to risk our reputation on anything we do not truly believe benefits the safety and protection of children, or directly assists us in our mission to make the world a safer place for children to live. The SOBRsafe technology was granted the Safe Family Seal of Approval™ because it checks every one of those safeguards. Parents and government agencies that collaborate with us depend on our recommendations and those of our dozens of subject matter experts. Organizations and consumers decide what products are worth buying, what services work to protect children & youth, and what businesses you can depend upon to truly care about the safety and protection of their employees and their customers.
Often, CSN’s recommendations are a matter of life or death. In my opinion, you can’t possibly afford not to have SOBRsafe at your place of work or allow anyone to transport your family that is not been cleared by this new lifesaving technology.”
To arrange for a demonstration or more information about SOBRsafe feel free to e-mail SOBR@CSN.org. CSN has worked diligently to reduce the likelihood of children becoming victims of abuse, abduction, injury, and exploitation. We are a 100% volunteer organization that has never received a dime of taxpayer funding while helping parents raise safer, healthier children. Contact us at or call 800-906-6901 Ext 10.