Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2013, there were 2,614 teen (15-19 year old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, seat belts, texting, speeding, and extra passengers.
Even if you think they don't hear you, they do. Remember, the "5 to Drive" – Set the Rules Before They Hit the Road.
ALCOLOCK USA delivers a line of quality breath alcohol ignition interlock devices (BAIID) that are used in judicial compliance monitoring programs and commercial fleet applications across the United States. ALCOLOCK products and services are relied upon to improve safety on the road. (More information click here)
7th Annual Youth Summer Outreach (YSO) Program
FADD has designated July as “Underage Drinking Prevention Month”. We partner with students to go into the community to raise awareness on the dangers of Underage Drinking 3 times per week. We go into commercial and residential locations throughout the entire month.
We are searching for volunteers, donations, and sponsors for our program. You may reach us with questions, ideas at the contact details listed below. Our goal is to expand into Los Angeles, Ca. this year; can we count on your support today?
If you’re interested in partnering with us, please go to our CONTACT US page and send us an email, or give us a phone call. Thank you very much.
MUSICIAN BRINGS SONG FOR A FRIEND “DRIVE SAFE”
Maurice Johnson, living in Dallas, Texas has written a song close to his heart. “With this song “Drive Safe” I want to bring awareness to the youth & adults of the dangers as well as the consequences of being irresponsible and driving under the influence. The song features Dooney “Da Priest,” stated Johnson.
LA SERNA HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Ivan Martinez and fellow students from Whittier, CA La Serna High School contacted FADD offices and asked for help with their booth at the health fair. FADD supplied them with educational awareness and prevention materials, including key chains to raise awareness with other high school students in their community.
Any students who need materials to pass along please contact our office:
Fathers Against Drunk Driving: FADD (559) 756-1748
Research Report - The relationship between serious injury and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in fatal motor vehicle accidents: BAC=0.01% is associated with significantly more dangerous accidents than BAC=0.00%
David P. Phillips & Kimberly M. Brewer
Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
ABSTRACT - Aim To analyze the severity of automotive injuries associated with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in increments of 0.01%. Design/setting Epidemiological study using the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Participants All people in US fatal automotive accidents, 1994–2008 (n = 1 495 667). Measurements The ratio of serious: nonserious
injuries for drivers, by BAC.
Findings Accident severity increases significantly even when the driver is merely
‘buzzed’, a finding that persists after standardization for various confounding factors. READ FULL REPORT HERE
DUI Fatalities released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
ONE FATAL MISTAKE - DOCUMENTARY
Every 45 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver, and within that 45 minutes someone’s life is over and the family is forever shattered! One Fatal Mistake is a documentary that shows the impact of the loss of a beloved Grandmother killed by a drunk driver, through the eyes of six of her ten grandchildren ranging between 12-18 years of age.
This documentary reveals how emotionally scared and forever changed these six children are.
The latest number one single from Vince Hatfield,
Through That Glass, is the perfect vehicle to spread the mission
of Fathers Against Drunk Driving (FADD) becoming the official
song for the passionate organization throughout 2011. “We are
excited and honored to be teaming with Vince. What better timing
could we ask for as September marks National Alcohol and Drug
Addiction Recovery Month. I knew when we first heard the song
that its powerful message was a perfect fit for FADD. I look
forward to seeing how the partnership develops,” says FADD
founder Robert Ybarra.