Each year U in the Driver Seat (UDS) teams up with the Texas Department of Transportation and a Texas university to present the Peer-to-Peer Impaired Driving Prevention Symposium.
Colleges are invited to attend the event where students can learn about the risk of impaired driving and how they can combat it by running a successful peer driven prevention program on their respective campus. Peer groups representing universities all over the state present information regarding their campus programs which provided attendees new and interesting outreach ideas. Attendees also have a chance to take part in activities and attend multiple breakout sessions, covering topics such as:
- Starting a successful peer-to-peer program on campus
- Using social norms and marketing to promote driving safety
- Involving students in prevention efforts
- Responsible drinking and DWI laws
Students also try out the latest in interactive impaired driving prevention resources and attend top keynote presentations and motivational speakers.
U in the Driver Seat was created to promote peer-to-peer education on the risks of impaired driving. This initiative was inspired by the highly successful Teens in the Driver Seat program that was created in 2002 to reduce the large amount of teenage deaths due to motor vehicle crashes.