The dangers of drinking and driving are evidenced by the demolished car pictured
here that was donated by the parents of a prospective JSU student that was
killed by a drunk driver. Standing alongside this car, from left to right, are Dr. Rebecca Turner, Rachel Cleveland, Carlos Brazel, Sgt. Shaun Giddy, Courtney Durr, Lawrence Barclay, Sierra Sherer,
Adam Green, Fred Mays, Toccara Johnson.
October 28, 2003 -- The National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week was kicked off by the
Jacksonville State University Peer Educators. The Peer Educators had different
activities planned everyday to help educate the campus about the dangers of
The week started with an
Alcohol Survey and Pledge Card signing in the Theron Montgomery Building. The surveys will be scored and sent in
for statistics of alcohol use on college campuses. The pledge cards had a promise on the
back “ I, _______, do hereby affirm that I will not drive drunk or let a friend
On Wednesday, the Fatal Vision Goggles were introduced for “drunk games”. Students put on the pair of goggles that
made them see as if they were drunk.
Students were then asked to walk in a straight line. Most of the students were not able to
stay on the line. This proved how
dangerous it is to drink and drive, because when you are drunk you are not able
to see things how they really are.
Another activity was promoting the idea of safe sex by trying to put
condoms on cucumbers while wearing the goggles. This helped prove that a lot of the time
people will just get frustrated and either tear the condom, or not wear it at
Finishing out the week, the
Peer Educators washed windows of cars on campus so students could “see clearly
and not drink and drive.”
students on campus never made it to the Student Commons Building, there were signs placed
strategically throughout campus with the slogan “It’s a friend thing. Please don’t drink and drive.”
All passers-by of the campus traveling down HWY 21 were reminded of the dangers
of drinking and driving by the demolished car that was donated by the parents of
a prospective JSU student that was
killed by a drunk driver.
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