Confronting Drunk Driving (#103)
This program features the true story of a young man who, as a result of his actions, lost his two best friends in a drunk driving accident when he was a teenager. Today, Mike Poveromo tours the nation’s high schools to share his story, and to warn students never to drink and drive. In addition to Mike’s dramatic story, viewers will also hear from law enforcement officers who explain the legal risks involved in drinking and driving, including jail sentences. Viewers also hear from emergency room physicians who describe the traumas and deaths they have seen as a result of drunk driving. The program offers tips for how to avoid being a passenger in a car driven by an intoxicated driver. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: This new series informs students about the physical and psychological bases of teen alcoholism; the latest scientific data on alcohol consumption and the still-developing teenage brain; the impact of binge drinking; drunk driving; peer pressure, and out-of-control parties. Real strategies for confronting alcohol use among teenagers are explored, including the role of parents, peers, community, schools and the law.
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