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Officers for 2010-2011:
Events and Activities:
Seatbelt Safety Campaign
A seatbelt survey was conducted on March 31, 2005 at WA, where the number of people in a car wearing seatbelts were recorded. Following this, the Seatbelt Use and Road Respect campaign was launched, where messages were displayed and morning announcements were made to discourage underage drinking and other drug use, promote safety belt use, and encourage students to never ride with an impaired driver.
Students in the Mock Accident that SADD organizes for the juniors and seniors before prom and graduation celebrations begin. Mock Accident is staged every other year.
The SADD display case in front of the library has pictures and memorabilia about SADD events and information.
OFFICIAL SADD NUMBERS:
350,000 - Students participating in
* Three out of every four students (75%) have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the end of high school. Individuals who begin drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to become alcohol dependent than those who begin drinking at age 21. (http://www.sadd.org)
* Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death among youth ages 15-20. (http://www.sadd.org) * Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death today. (http://quitsmoking.about.com)
* 23% of teens know a friend or classmate who has used Ecstasy. (http://www.sadd.org)
* Talking or listening on a hand-held device increased the risk of a crash or near-crash 1.3 times. Dialing a hand-held device increased the risk of a crash or near-crash by almost three times. (http://www.sadd.org)
* Over the last 26 years, seat belts have prevented 135,000 fatalities and 3.8 million injuries. This saved society $585 billion in medical care, lost productivity and other injury-related economic costs. (http://www.safecommunities.org)
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