December 18, 2019
During the holidays, there is an unfortunate increase in drunk driving accidents and fatalities around the nation. In fact, according to Transportation.gov, “ Every holiday season, hundreds of lives are lost due to drunk drivers. Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year. Alcohol-impaired fatalities make up more than a quarter of all crash fatalities. In 2016, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving-related crashes in the month of December alone.”
This week, members of our Students Against Destructive Driving Club are making presentations in Junior and Senior Health classes on this topic. As part of their presentation, SADD members are showing a mini-documentary entitled “Casey” that was a student-produced project in 2018-19. The film was sent to all parents last year with our administration’s approval, but if you never saw it, please view video through the link below and feel free to watch it with your children, especially those who are driving, or close to it. FYI, this documentary is also being used throughout Hunterdon County by Prevention Resources, an agency that specializes in substance abuse prevention in schools.
As always, your comments or questions are welcome.
…and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to ALL!!!
Jeffrey M. Hunt, LCADC, LPC
Student Assistance Coordinator
Municipal Alliance Chairperson
Voorhees High School