Implementing a Designated Driver program for educators and drinking-age college
students can be done fairly easily by involving campus organizations and local
businesses. Here are some ideas:
Professors and other education professionals serve as role models to the young
adults whose lives they touch. Educators usually develop strong lines of communication
with students, which makes them good candidates to help promote existing programs,
or just to encourage college students to make smart decisions concerning drinking
and designating sober drivers. A few ideas educators can use are:
- Distribute literature
in classrooms and lecture halls.
- Give short presentations
promoting the use of Designated Drivers in dormitories, fraternity and
sorority houses and campus clubs.
- Place extra emphasis
on specific periods in the school year, such as homecoming, fraternity/sorority
rush periods, midterms, holiday breaks and graduation week.
- Educate students
on the effects drugs and alcohol have on someone's ability to drive.