Articles Archive for December 2009
By: Eva Fry | Posted: Oct 15th, 2007
We look forward to the happiness Christmas brings, but not every home will be happy this year. This time of “good cheer” is often spoiled by a glass of “good cheer.” An alcoholic drink, consumed by a loved one, is often the reason for misery, not joy.
When I was a speaker for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, I spoke to an elementary class in Escondido California. After I spoke to the class, I received the following letter from a 9-year-old girl named Teresa Perez.
Designate a Sober Driver Before Every Holiday Party
The holiday season is supposed to be a time for family, friends, and festive celebrations, but it is unfortunately also a time when there is a tragic jump in the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
That is why CUsober is joining with other national, state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials to remind everyone this holiday season to always designate a sober driver before each holiday party or event involving alcohol.
Nationally, more than 17,000 people …
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “On average from 2001 to 2005 (the last year for which complete data is available), about 40 percent of all fatalities during the Christmas and New Year holiday periods have occurred in crashes where at least one of the involved drivers was alcohol-impaired as compared to about 28 percent of all fatalities during the rest of December.” Since 1981, December has been proclaimed National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, and NHTSA provides a “3-D Month Holiday Planner” for States and …
So, what do most college sophomores and juniors do Saturday night? Study? Go shopping? Dinner and a movie? Sure, any of those options are possible on any college campus. A really popular option not to be forgotten is a good game of beer pong. The great thing about this game is you can easily set up the game in a dorm room, frat house or at your local bar. It is a game one can take almost anywhere! Necessary components include a ping pong ball, plastic cups, a table to …