DUIs in Texas

All too often, we have that friend that says they are totally cool to drive. “It was only a few drinks, don’t worry” they say. Sometimes, they get lucky and get home safe, other times, not so much.
In 2013 there were a total of 2,760 people involved in alcohol related DUIs in Texas*…

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The 2015-2016 Collegiate Advisory Board Application is OPEN!

If you have the drive to help save live and are a leader in your school, we urge you to apply for the Collegiate Advisory Board!

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No Refusal

No refusal has been enacted in cities around the state and gives law enforcement a fast-track to draw blood if they suspect someone of impaired driving. This means if you get pulled over and are asked to take an impairment test or breath test and refuse, you will be immediately taken to have blood drawn. Judges are on call to issue warrants just fo…

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Football and Binge Drinking

We all love a brew while watching the game. No big. The only problem is that everyone tends to overdo the drinking during game parties and while tailgating, because they don’t realize just how much they have had to drink over the course of a few hours. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, “Binge drinking means men drinking fiv…

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Driving the Message Contest >>>College Edition>>>

The Driving the Message Contest is OPEN! Submit your short video or t-shirt design for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

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U in the Driver Seat Home

ABOUT US

U in the Driver Seat was created in order to promote peer-to-peer education on the risks of impaired driving. This initiative was inspired from the highly successful Teens in the Driver Seat© which began over 10 years ago aiming to reduce the large amount of teenage deaths due to car accidents.

U in the DrUDS-smalliver Seat seeks to give college students the tools and information in order to help them educate one another about the dangers of driving which often including driving under the influence. Each program is unique to the college it is located at. Additionally, UDS does not follow any set curriculum allowing students the opportunity to personalize the program to their own distinct collegiate cultures and environments. Despite the diversity of our program our ultimate goal is the same – reduce the number of college students involved in car accidents.

With the support of the Texas Department of Transportation the Texas A&M Transportation Institute has been able to expand the program statewide. Read more by visiting our About Us page below.