During Spring Break 2016,* there were 458 crashes in Texas involving young drivers** under the influence of alcohol. Those crashes led to 15 fatalities and 33 serious injuries. U in the Driver Seat (UDS), a not for profit program focusing on the prevention of young adult motor vehicle crashes, conducted multiple outreach events on college […]
U in the Driver Seat (UDS), a peer-to-peer program focusing on the prevention of young adult motor vehicle crashes—the leading cause of injury and death for young adults in the United States—helps students learn about the risks they face behind the wheel and supports them in spreading safe driving messages to their school and community. […]
Spring break is a college kids seven-day vacation where we strut that independence. Some students pick up more shifts at work, while others go home and treat their homesick feeling. Then there are the lucky ones who travel to escape the studious lifestyle. Many hit South Padre for UME, while others party hop the tri-cities or wander SXSW’s free […]
Some interesting facts about spring break show that on average 1.5 million students go on spring break vacations every year and it is during that time that many of these students put themselves at the most risk. It has been shown that on average college students are more prone to binge drink (more than 10 drinks per day) and students who are not typical drinkers will increase their consumption during this week also1.
Before you and your friends head out for Spring Break, here are some ways you can help spread the word about driving impaired and help keep everyone safe. Most university student services and housing departments will host a pre spring break safety event. Check with your school and see how you can actively participate: Hand […]