Drunken driving is about making choices
April 22, 2014
By Erika Kumar
Everyone knows getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol is not only a poor choice, but also illegal.
However, many students continue to make such dangerous decisions.
In the most recent Healthy Youth Survey administered to Skyline High School sophomores in October 2012, 7 percent of students reported having driven drunk and 20 percent reported having ridden with a drunken driver within the past month.
Don’t drink and drive. Don’t ride with someone who has been drinking. If you see someone drinking at a party, help him or her find a designated driver or arrange for alternate transportation. Don’t be afraid to take the keys away from a drunken person. If you notice signs associated with drunken driving on the road, such as swerving and erratic stops, do not hesitate to call police. You may be able to prevent a tragedy.
Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Coalition at www.issaquahcommunitynetwork.com/drug-free-coalition.html or the Sammamish IDEA (Impaired Driving Education & Action) Project at www.sammcomnet.org/the-idea-project.html.