Alcohol Abuse and Drunk Driving
The only age group in the United States whose death rate has climbed rather than fallen in the last decade is Americans age 15 to 24. The number one cause for deaths in this age range is alcohol-related traffic collisions. In fact, 28% of deaths of young drivers involved alcohol.
Young drivers, both sober and drunk, cause an excessive share of accidents. These drivers are inexperienced and exhibit higher levels of reckless driving. Mixing youth and alcohol makes for a disastrous combination. Alcohol impairs reaction time, lowers inhibitions, and drastically affects motor skills.
Alcohol also significantly impairs judgment and decision-making. Surveys show that 10.5% of students either rarely or never wear their seat belts. When alcohol is a factor, this number skyrockets; In 2005, 74% of young drivers killed in alcohol-related collisions were unrestrained by seat belts.
Our Award-Winning DUI Simulator uses the most cutting-edge technology to help students across the country be responsible drivers.
Our Reality Check: Alcohol Abuse Awareness program is designed to help students learn about the dangers of alcohol abuse in a fun, interactive game-show environment.