Jiavani is an Associate of Arts major at Ranger College.
Tell us why you’ve been active in preventing impaired driving with UDS, another organization, or on your own.
“I have been active in preventing impaired driving because I do not want to see any of my peers, family or friends hurt in an accident resulting from drunk driving. I see so many kids my age make uninformed decisions and I think that drunk driving is the most dangerous activity among college students today.”
“I have learned that it can be fun to be the DUDE for someone. Planning to be safe is different or foreign to most people but it alleviates the stress caused on issues such as not having a ride, fighting people over their keys and being exposed to negative situations. I always encourage my fellow peer educators and teammates to be the DUDE.”
Tell us about a specific instance where you stepped in as a DUDE.
“On my birthday a group of my friends went to the dance club 45 miles away from my school. I noticed our DUDE/DD drinking so I immediately told everyone that rode with us and I decided to be our DUDE and not drink on my birthday.”