OC students team with law enforcement to improve traffic safety and reduce underage drinking

Students participating in Friday Night Live programs at Bolsa Grande and Santiago high schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District were invited to present youth-led traffic safety and underage drinking projects at the recent Orange County DUI Forum.

FHL 042715Hosted by the Orange County DUI Task Force, the three-hour forum on Friday, April 24 focused on the issue of impaired driving by teens at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center in Tustin. Student leaders representing their respective FNL chapters discussed their ideas for improving traffic safety and reducing underage drinking with law enforcement professionals from throughout the county.

OCDE’s Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership is funding a number of student-led public safety projects through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team (ADEPT).

The campaigns conducted this year have centered on increasing seat belt usage, reducing distracted driving, increasing student commitment to a safe and sober prom, reducing access to alcohol in the community and increasing student awareness of alcohol company marketing strategies.

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