October is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Safe Communities announced today that there have been 11 fatal crashes to date compared to 11 last year at this time.

October is a month filled with traffic safety educational efforts. October 21 –27 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Safe Communities encourages all parents and guardians not to hand over the keys until their teen knows the rules of the road.

Motor Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15-18 in the United States- ahead of all other types of injury, disease, and violence. The amount of teen drivers of passenger vehicles (15-18 years old) killed in motor vehicle crashes has doubled since 2016. To combat the issue, NTSA offers parents and caregivers helpful tips and a framework to talk to their teen drivers about risky driving behaviors that can lead to fatal consequences.

October 19 -25 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This week is designed to encourage students to choose responsibility and take the opportunity to change the culture of binge drinking on-campus and off. Wood County Safe Communities remind everyone that it never and option to drink and drive. No matter the amount of alcohol you’ve consumed, designate a sober driver or plan to use a public transportation method to make it safely to your destination. Help us spread our traffic safety messages with the goal of lowering the number of teen fatalities as well as the number of alcohol related crashes.

For More Information:

Lt. Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

22 thoughts on “October is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

  1. October is packed with traffic safety initiatives. National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct 21-27) and National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (Oct 19-25) emphasize the importance of safe driving and responsible drinking. Parents, ensure your teens know the rules before handing over the keys. Remember, it’s never safe to drink and drive. For busy students, Scholarly Help’s Take My Online Class service can help manage academic stress. Let’s work together to reduce teen fatalities and alcohol-related crashes.

  2. Educating the public about the health risks associated with alcohol abuse, including liver disease, cardiovascular problems, mental health issues, and addiction is important. Parents should teach their kids about what is bad for them. Its our responsibility as a nation to overcome these serious issues with awareness programs and other steps.

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