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Drinking and Driving Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of drinking and driving. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.


Against Drunk Driving

ADD (Canada) offers a booklet on "The Grieving Process", facts on the problem in Canada, information about their programs and resources, kids' activities, a discussion forum, and an extensive set of links to related organizations. Check out the home page of Teens Against Drunk Driving (Teen-ADD) for information on how to start a local chapter, newsletters, and student activities and conferences.

American Beverage Institute
The American Beverage Institute offers the 'con' side to the debate over tying drunk driver arrests to an 0.08% level.

Canada Safety Council: Impaired Driving
At this site, you'll find summaries of issues associated with impaired driving - why there have been fewer impaired driving charges, the hard core drinking driver, and what happens to drunk drivers. There's also a downloadable research report on a prevention program targeted at hard core drinking drivers.

Drinking and Driving
Contents of this site include: facts; a review of various solutions that have been tried; summaries of unsuccessful measures; advice on how to protect yourself and others, and reports on progress.

Driving Under the Influence
A comprehensive look at driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Content addresses the questions of what drunk and drugged driving is, why it is a problem, how it works, and what individuals can do about it. A "Getting Personal" section contains interviews with people who have had encounters with drunk driving and a place to enter your own opinions and read what others have written. This site was a 1998 Think Quest award winner.

Driving While Intoxicated
Another web site opposing the adoption of 0.08% standards for drunk driving arrests.

Guide for Detecting Drunk Drivers at Night
This website by the US Department of Transportation explains the visual cues for identifying a drunk driver. A 3.5 minute guided automated tour is also provided to walk the reader through the different visual cues.

Impaired Driving
Four downloadable research/government reports (Adobe format) on impaired driving are available at this Health Canada site. Students can learn about repeat offenders, Manitoba's Impaired Driver's Program, and how Canada deals with DWI offenders.

[The] Intoximeters Inc. Drink Wheel Page
This site could be used to research the effects of amount of consumed alcohol, time period, gender, and weight on blood/breath alcohol concentration. It contains a form where data for these variables can be entered and the BAC results are provided immediately.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada)
MADD is a non-profit grass roots organization which looks for effective solutions to the drunk driving and underage drinking problems and provides support to victims. Resources at this site include online versions of their publications and resources, extensive statistics, victims services resources, alcohol facts, and descriptions of their programs.

People Against Impaired Driving (PAID): Education
This Alberta site has a number of online resources that describe such issues as the emotional aftermath, blood alcohol concentration, rights of victims and survivors, preventative programs and more.

State Laws
A survey report on how the various states in the U.S. deal with DUI.

Substance Abuse Theme Page
This CLN "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of substance abuse. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

What's Driving You?
At this site, students can enter a virtual party and make a series of decisions about drinking, drugs, and driving, and in doing so, will gain information on DUI and its consequences as well as learn safe and effective strategies for dealing with the issues. If the simulation is too "unsubtle" for your students, there's also a reading room with articles on assertiveness, BAC tables for each gender, alcohol facts, and more.

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