Students Give Presentation on Drunk Driving
The PACE Program, in conjunction with the Wellness Center, has placed two damaged vehicles on campus to show the danger that can occur when people make the choice to drink and drive.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., two students from DeSales University will deliver, “It’s Not an Accident, It’s a Choice,” a presentation on impaired driving. The discussion will be held in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center.
According to the group Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), more than 16,000 people die every year in alcohol- and drug-related crashes. Every 50 minutes someone is killed and every two minutes someone is injured. These are not accidents – they are violent crimes and should be referred to that way.
Two DeSales students, senior Brian Collins and junior Guilherme Lopes, will present this topic, as well as Lopes’ account of how an impaired driver has affected his life.
As a preview to the presentation, the PACE Program, in conjunction with the Wellness Center, has placed two damaged vehicles on campus to show the danger that can occur when people make the choice to drink and drive.
Impaired driving crashes account for more than one million injuries and $45 billion in medical- and damage-related costs to society every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Collins and Lopes’ presentation will demonstrate how impaired driving is a decision and is completely preventable.
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