“I look forward to discussing underage alcohol abuse, binge drinking, the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as distracted driving,” Miller said in a press release “In addition, parents are encouraged to attend to learn conversation starters about alcohol use with their children.”
Students will be given an opportunity to use the Davidson Police department’s “tunnel vision lens” to experience the disorientation of driving under the influence.
According to a two year study by George Mason University, “Teen drinking is certainly not a new problem, but the experts interviewed agree that the problem seems to be getting worse.” The study added, “The costs of teen drinking are serious, both to individuals and to society: drunk driving deaths, emergency room visits, pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases incurred under the influence, wasted police time, suspensions from school, wrecked athletic and career dreams, families eaten away by worry and deceit, laws eroded by persistent disregard, and young adults falling into self-destructive habits that can be hard to shake.”
“One of our core values is to make Davidson a safe place to live and work, and citizen education is a big part of this,” Miller said. “Teen safety is a big priority this spring.”
Both teens and their parents are encouraged to attend. No RSVP is necessary, but interested attendees are encouraged to send an email RSVP to Cheryl Dellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.