Welcome, we are your resource for your alcohol abuse and impaired driving projects!
Thanks for visiting friendsdrivesober.org
- the official The BACCHUS Network™
website devoted to impaired driving prevention. Here's where
you'll find comprehensive information on how big the impaired
driving problem really is but also what steps you can take
to prevent it and what you can do to actually make a positive
difference in your community.
iPhone App Helps Students "Plan Ahead":
The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with community businesses and organizations to encourage responsible decisions and provide useful tools to get home safely this holiday season -- check out this iPhone application link on their program page! The iPhone app helps users keep track of their blood-alcohol content (BAC) and sends warning messages if data indicates the user is "buzzed" or legally intoxicated.
Distracted Driving: From the Governor's Highway Safety Association
Driver inattention is a leading factor in many crashes, and cell phone use and texting are some of the most common driver distractions. While more and more states and localities are banning specific distractions, GHSA's message to all drivers is: don't use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving, regardless of the current law. For more information, click here.
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 2009!
The new, comprehensive NCAAW program guide is hot off the presses! This kit
contains many resources designed to help with NCAAW programming and year
round alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention
efforts. Click here for more information and to view our online resources!
Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Toolkit for Colleges
Identified as an effective strategy for addressing alcohol abuse among college students, The BACCHUS Network™, under a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, created a toolkit to assist college and university campuses utilize screening and brief intervention. Click here to download the pdf of the toolkit and to learn more about this strategy.
The Team Up to Prevent
Impaired Driving Programming Manual is still a great resource!
This campaign addresses the importance of educating students
about the risks of driving under the influence of alcohol
or drugs and how to program, throughout the year, to prevent
impaired driving. The first weekend back to campus, Halloween,
homecoming, finals week, and graduation can all be events
and activities that are high-risk for increased alcohol use
and impaired driving. The Team Up to Prevent Impaired Driving
Campaign includes a programming manual, posters, pamphlets
and promotional items to help campuses plan a comprehensive,
year-round program to reduce drinking and driving. Click here to
2008 Alcohol-Related Crash Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the 2008 state-by-state statistics for alcohol-related fatalities. Click here to download the report.