Safety Activism on the Information Highway:

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Table of Contents

Instructions for this Report
Advocates Against Drunk Driving
Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Business against Drunk Drivers (BADD)
Racers Against Drunk Driving (RADD)
The National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Against Drunk Driving

Defenses For Drunk Drivers
Your Source for Drunk Driving ( DUI / DWI ) Defense Information
Driving While Intoxicated
Drunk Busters of America

Advocates for Highway Safety
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
California Office of Traffic Safety
National Motorists Association Home Page
Reasonable Drivers Unanimous site
American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
TEENVUE
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Parents Against Speeding Teens (P.A.S.T.)
TEENLOG

Safety Education
American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
Forest Park's Drivers Education
The New Driver Car Control Clinic
Minnie Rates Driving Schools Colorado's Premier Driving Program

Overview
Conclusion 


Advocates Against Drunk Driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD
     This page is the page to visit if you are an advocate of not drinking and driving.  It is an organization put together by more than just mothers.  They provide statistics in fatalities and crashes involving alcohol.  They have lobbies and show clippings of articles of events that benefit them or go for their cause.
     I think that this page is useful if you are victimized by a crash dealing with alcohol.  I also think that it is a good organization firm in its beliefs and will not stop at much to pass stricter legislation.  This group is here to help us all in their eyes.  Sorry if you like to drink and drive, this group is on to you. 

Business Against Drunk Drivers (BADD)
     This non-profit organization is not as large as MADD but it is up and coming.  It is set in its firm belief that the workplace makes an influence on their employees lives.  They put on seminars and have ways for us to make the workplace safer with brochures or having flyers about alcohol and driving in with your pay checks.
     I thought that this page was interesting and informative.  I suppose after reading this page I can see how it can influence the workers of a company to be more aware of their alcohol consumption.  But I still think that it is not full proof and that it is most beneficial in spreading the news of new legislation.  I also think that this will mostly benefit the less educated in that I mean those that have never had any information on alcohol available to them prior.  This is another group set against the idea of drinking and driving.

Racers Against Drunk Driving (RADD)
"Racer's Against Drunk Driving is a Not For Profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving. Through positive example (our associate racing team), educational programs and public appearances, we seek to engage males who are 21-35 years old (the most resistant, and difficult to reach group) to broadcast the message that the risks and consequences of drunk driving are wholly preventable and the tools for prevention are readily available.  Radd's mission is to heighten the awareness level of the 21-34 year-old age group regarding the hazards, consequences and prevention of drunk driving, through education and racing."

The National Commission Against Drunk Driving
"The National Commission Against Drunk Driving (NCADD) is a non-profit organization of private and public sector leaders who are dedicated to minimizing the human and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes by working to make driving impaired a socially unacceptable act. It is the successor organization to the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 to develop the first report on this national problem. "

Against Drunk Driving
"Against Drunk Driving is a Canadian, non-profit, registered charity, founded in 1983. Our membership is made up of victims of impaired drivers, teens, volunteers and concerned citizens.
Our headquarters is based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and our mandate is Canada wide.  OUR MISSION IS:  To Reduce Death and Injury Caused By Impaired Driving Through Educational Means. "
     This page is very informative and explains how it came about.  The mission of this activism group is very true.  Their site provides a lot of educational items for victims and non-victims alike.  It is good for the concerned citizen.  Going through this site I found it not as an  arm twister that states its opinions and pushes it on you, but more of an appealing way of making you take their side.  It seems that they have a more passive approach that works.
 
 

Defenses For Drunk Drivers

Your Source for Drunk Driving ( DUI / DWI ) Defense Information
      This page gives you advice on what to do where to go and how not to get caught DWI/DUI.  It is put on by the Law Office of William C. Head.  On this page there are many links that deal with DUI/DWI.  One of the links on this page is a Drinking Drivers Defense Network. This page gives you a number to call for a lawyer in your area to represent you.  These lawyers are apparently screened and tested before they are admitted to this defense network.
     I thought that a lot of the information presented here was enlightening.  I learned a bit on the policies of being tried and tested for your BAC.  I highly suggest this page to those being tried for DUI/DWI because they may find it useful.

Driving While Intoxicated
     This page is put on by the reasonable drivers unanimous site.  I liked reading and searching through some of the links on this page because it presents another view.  It is against drunk drivers not intoxicated drivers.  They believe that lowering the BAC is not the solution to get the bad drivers off the road.  Instead it only limits the good drivers.  The Reasonable Drivers Unanimous Site is dedicated to getting the bad drivers off the road, that is until they become retrained better driver.
     I liked this page because they are not as opinionated as some of the others.  This page takes a more liberal approach and I like it.  I think that it addresses legitimate points like that of the BAC.  I for one do not understand much about it but it was very convincing to me that it could be inaccurate (the BAC).  I like how this page criticizes the legislation about the .08%.  After going over this page I think I am more understanding.
 
Drunk Busters of America
     Drunk Busters of America is a group that believes in education.  Drunk Busters advocates that young people should not drink alcohol until they are of the legal drinking age, they strongly believe that young people need to learn that becoming impaired is the problem.

Highway Safety

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
    "Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and
insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer. Advocates
encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce
injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase
participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto
safety."
     This page is an eye opener.  I think that this group is a little radical in its beliefs it follows up to the extreme.  I did not really care for the idea of the speeding issues it had.  I personally like to drive over 55 if possible, this site refutes the congresses idea of allowing states to decide the speed limit.  They want to see the national speed limit to be reduces back to 55.  The policies that they fight for are good if you do not like having a mind of your own.  They mean well but I think it is a little too excessive.

California Office of Traffic Safety
"The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is charged with reducing fatalities, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes through the administration of the California Highway Safety Plan (HSP)."
 
National Motorists Association Home Page
    Advocating, Representing and Protecting the Interests of North American Motorists since 1982.  This group fights for safer driving and more freedom on the road for the motorists.  They helped to lobby on raising the 55mph National Speed limit.  They have information on hoe to beat and avoid speeding tickets.  This is like a car club with a lot of information.
 

Reasonable Drivers Unanimous site
 A site about saving lives, having the smoothest traffic flow, and getting the bad drivers off the road (until they improve).  A site about promoting traffic safety and creating laws that will do that. And a site about making American roads the safest in the world.

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) is the professional
association which represents traffic safety educators throughout the United States and abroad. As a
national advocate for quality traffic safety education, ADTSEA creates and publishes policies and
guidelines for the discipline. ADTSEA conducts conferences, workshops and seminars and provides
consultative services. The organization also develops educational materials.
 
TEENVUE
This group is alarmed at the soaring rate of teenage driving injuries and deaths! Now, through TEENVUE, THE Teenage Driver Safety Program offered throughout the United States, we can bring your entire community together to help your teenager drive more safely. Neighbourhoods working together with TEENVUE will make our roadways safer, teach our teenagers responsible driving habits, and take a major step toward reducing soaring teenage driver insurance rates.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is dedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, injuries, and property damage losses. It is an independent, nonprofit, research and communications organization wholly supported by automobile insurers. Institute research and communications products are used world wide by policy makers, auto makers, and consumers.
 
Parents Against Speeding Teens (P.A.S.T.)
    Our main focus will always be the education and awareness of young drivers. We feel they need to be aware of the sometimes tragic consequences of speeding and reckless driving. With a combination of more awareness and more experience behind the wheel, teens have the potential to be very responsible driver.  We have several methods of accomplishing these goals: Graduated Licensing, High School Assemblies, Brochures, and Project Street Watch.

TEENLOG
    TEENLOG(tm), the nationwide service which provides parents of new drivers with a parenting tool that will allow them to evaluate their teenagers' driving habits.  TEENLOG(tm) service is available through annual membership. Membership entitles
you to registration in the TEENLOG(tm) database, a bumper sticker with the TEENLOG(tm) hotline number for your vehicle, incident reports generated within 24 hours of any incident, and the comfort of knowing you can help your teenager--even when you're not there.
    What is this you may be wondering well it is like one of those stickers you see on commercial vehicles that ask "How Am I Driving?" and allows you to call in and report the driver.  Well this is the same except it is used by parents instead of employers.  
 
 

 Safety Education

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)
The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) is the professional association which represents traffic safety educators throughout the United States and abroad. As a national advocate for quality traffic safety education,  ADTSEA creates and publishes policies and guidelines for the discipline. ADTSEA conducts conferences, workshops and seminars and provides consultative services. The organization also develops educational materials.
 
Forest Park's Drivers Education
    This page is used for parents to receive information on the drivers education program that this school offers.  It seems like a really good idea and a great bargain at that.  The school picks up all the students via bus and takes them to school during the summer and allows them to learn how to drive.

The New Driver Car Control Clinic
    The New Driver Car Control Clinic is a tested and proven do-at-home exercise program to help make your new driver a safer driver.  This on-your-own clinic consists of a 56-page workbook and a 45-minute video that makes it easy for you to guide your teen through the essential elements of car control: How the car behaves in the emergency zone and why Eye management, Brake management -- including ABS, Steering management, The panic stop without the panic, and Accident avoidance maneuvers.

Minnie Rates Driving Schools Colorado's Premier Driving Program
    This is a page devoted to drivers education in Colorodo, it offers classes and cars for drivers ed with dual control.  My understanding of this would be like a brake on the passenger side of the car for the instructor as well.  This school has some statistics or statements about those people that take drivers ed and its benefits.  

Overview
    I did not realize that there were so many different activist groups.  There were a number of other groups that I had come across that I did not feel were relevant.  I think that there is an activist group out there for everything.  I could not even believe how many DWI activism pages there were.  I am sure there are still a lot more out there too.  A lot of these groups are the same in its goals and purpose and were started for the same if not similar reasons.  My question to alot of these smaller groups would be why they do not just join a larger group where the voices there are heard much louder.  An example would be like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).  It started with a mother losing her child and all of a sudden 10 more activist groups pop up with the same start and with the same hope and purpose.
    I think the other students in this generation have done a great job on their reports on Safety Activism. I HIGHLY recommend Mark Jenkins page on Safety Activism.  It was well written and he has many worthwhile links.  He expands on a lot more of the topics and shares a lot more of his ideas than I do.  Another Page worth checking out would be Czar Naranjo's.  She has an awesome section on Organizations Against Road Rage and Aggressive Driving.  She uses good backgrounds and expresses her creativity in her presentations.  You can tell that she put in a lot of work into her pages.  I also enjoyed looking at Lianne Urudomo's page on Safety Activism.  I think that she and I had the same approach although she did do hers first.  She uses a pleasant background and her fonts are fun to read.  Another page worth looking into may be Deborah Welicky's.  She has a fun page to read because of all her related pictures.  Just beware it takes a little time to load because of these pictures but they are well worth the wait.
 

Conclusion
    Gee I had a lot of fun doing this page especially the last part where I was able to look at everyone's pages.  I hope no one gets offended that I did not mention their page because I liked them all.  For you future generations out there I think you could benefit from us by taking the time to look at each of the pages and compiling all the links and making good summaries of each of the links because I do not feel as though everyone shares the same link.  I know that when I looked over some of the other pages I saw some familiar links but there were a host of different ones as well.  You could make a much more beneficial page to just use the pages that we found and put them all on one page for others to use.
 
 

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