Drinking and Driving is a relevant issue in our society.-This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes. That isone person every 50 minutes. (Data provided by National Highway TrafficSafety Administration)-One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crashin their lifetime. (Data provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)-Every minute, one person is injured from an alcohol-relatedcrash. (Data provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)- An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before firstarrest. (Data provided by Centers for Disease Control)- US adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112million times in 2010. (Data provided by Centers for Disease Control)-Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 peryear. (Data provided by MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
By spreading awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, the number of fatalities and accidents can be lowered drastically.-Since 1980 MADD has nearly saved 300,000 lives ...and counting.(Data provided by MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving)-Episodes of drinking and driving have gone down by 30% duringthe past 5 years. (Data provided by Centers for Disease Control)-MADD has saved 27,000 young lives through passage ofgroundbreaking public health laws. (Data provided by National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration)
1. The student body at the University of North Florida. Right now UNF has more than 16,000 students.2. The faculty and staff at the University of North Florida. There are over 500 full- time employees.3. The local Jacksonville community.
To spread public awareness about the severe dangers and affects of drinking and driving in hopes to decrease the number of people that drink and drive. To inspire the UNF and local community that each individual has the power to truly make a difference in preventing drinking and driving.
Overall awareness and prevention of drinking and driving.1. Communicate with our community about the dangers of drinking and driving2. Inform people that there are ways around drinking and driving.3. To show that one person truly can make a difference in the fight against drinking and driving.
The founding of a new UNF club, SADD, Students Against Drunk Driving › Communicate to the UNF community to develop an understanding of the dangers of drinking and driving. › Hosting monthly club meetings allowing members to bring family and friends to spread the awareness even further.
“ Save-a-Life” Call System through SADD › This is a program for students to volunteer to help other UNF students who have had too much to drink and can not drive themselves home. › Students who would like to volunteer will assemble on Friday and Saturday nights in the Student Union between 9pm and 5am. › Volunteers will receive calls from fellow students that are in need of a safe ride. A volunteer will go and pick them up and take them home for free. › Starting this group will allow UNF students to know that there are other options than driving drunk or with someone who is drunk. › This program will also allow students to see that their fellow peers do not tolerate drunk driving and that it is a very serious problem.
Events on campus open to UNF students, faculty, staff and outside community. › Spreading awareness and addressing that drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol is key when trying to reduce the number of people who commit this act. › It is important to promote the events and make them appealing for people to come to. There could be food, guest musicians, games, and so forth. › Having guest speakers who have committed the crime of drinking and driving and have actually killed or injured someone from drinking and driving would hit home to a lot of students. › Also, having families of victims that have died from drinking and driving fatalities come to share their heart breaking stories would help people to see and understand the problem and possible results that can occur from drinking and driving.
December – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. › The red ribbon symbolizes National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention. During the month of December, handing out red ribbons to the campus and community to wear and show their support of the prevention of drunk and drugged driving. › Posting facts for everyday in December onto a Facebook fan page for anti drinking and driving. › Chalking the campus with statistics about drinking and driving.
Through our specific tactics we hope that people will be informed about just how dangerous drinking and driving is. The problem may seem so huge, but in reality, one person can make a huge difference. Drinking and driving is a choice that people make, it can easily be avoided. You can hand over your keys or your life. Make the right choice. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.