UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
The University of Texas
Designated Driver Program (UT DDP) was founded in 1989 with the help of a
small group of students and the Interfraternity Council. They were concerned
for the safety of their friends and wanted to protect and educate other students
and the community against the danger of drinking and driving.
service operates on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. when classes and exams are in session, and is staffed by student volunteers. Yellow Checker Cab Company provides cab service.
Since Fall 1992, the UT DDP program has provided safe rides for thousands of UT students.
|Student fees, as well as donations from several small businesses and campus organizations, have primarily funded the program. The UT DDP is run by a student Board of Directors that oversees its operations, volunteer recruitment and promotion.
For more information visit www.utexas.edu/ students/utddp/
National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a consortium of student-based educational
associations and other groups committed to stopping underage drinking
and impaired driving. NOYS provides training for youths in areas
such as public speaking, presentation skills and advocacy skills. NOYS
has been an active campaign partner, and played a key role in the
development of the Zero Tolerance Means Zero Chances Peer Action Guide.
It also distributes the "Speak Out and Make NOYS" advocacy training
manual, and the Make Your Parties Rock, Substance-Free, A Guide to
Safe & Sober Event Planning.
A NOYS member, the BACCHUS
& GAMMA Peer Education Network is an international association of college
and university-based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse
prevention and other student health and safety issues. Each BACCHUS and GAMMA affiliate
group plans programs according to the needs of its specific campus.