Life isn’t always fair for kids. They have to contend with things they don’t understand, things which can harm them. And one of the greatest dangers they face is alcohol. Alcohol, which is not meant for kids and is especially dangerous for them, is easily available and relatively cheap. Children … [Read more...] about Tomorrow, Talk to your Kids and Teens About Alcohol
“I’m drunk and I can drive good,” he said — after the crash. Not so good: back in July in West Phoenix 14-year-old Miguel Maldonado dashed through a red light and collided with an SUV and put three innocent people in the hospital – one of them a 3-year-old. It’s hard to find anything redeeming in … [Read more...] about 14-Year-Old Drunk Driver’s Unknown Accomplice Shares the Blame for Deadly Crash
Residents of Tempe, Arizona were expecting a crackdown this month. For the last two years police in that city have organized a nine-day blitz targeting underage drinking and street crime in late summer. The program was regarded by police as a success. But this year the crackdown won’t take place as … [Read more...] about Tempe Retires “Safe and Sober” Crackdown on Underage Drinking
Underage drinking is a tough nut to crack. Peer pressure is at its maximum in middle- and high-schoolers. In those insecure years, kids will do almost anything to achieve popularity or a sense of belonging, and sadly, drinking is often the price of admission into the social elite. North … [Read more...] about North Carolina’s Underage Drinking Problem: Here’s What Pitt County Is Doing About It.
Every year North Carolina loses a hundred young people to underage drinking - two kids per week. Many parents and community leaders this figure is intolerable. And now, the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission wants to do something about it. This month the Commission began a … [Read more...] about North Carolina Targets Underage Drinking
If you’re a teen driver – or the parent of a teen driver – you'r right to worry. Drivers under 21 are three times more likely to be involved in car crashes than experienced drivers. There are number of reasons why this is the case: Teens are inexperienced. Driving is a complex task that … [Read more...] about Why Teen Drivers are the Riskiest Drivers of All
13 years old and drinking alcohol? It might sound shocking for some of us, but that’s what’s happening every day across the United States. But these minors are too young to purchase alcohol on their own, so where are they getting it? If a Davidson County couple is any indication, minors are … [Read more...] about Parents Who Serve Alcohol To Their Kids Are In For Legal Trouble
Today's post comes to us from fellow interlock provider, LifeSafer. When it comes to having a teen in the house, risky behavior seems to go with the territory. Parents rightfully worry about teen behaviors like drinking and driving, smoking or drug use, and they hope they’ve given their teens the … [Read more...] about Teens: Drinking And Driving Less But Texting More