Impaired Driving Prevention events include programs to educate the public regarding the dangers of driving impaired, such as alcohol/drug use, under-age drinking, aggressive driving, fatigued, and distracted driving. This committee has developed Good Times Guide posters for use in both the general population and in the military community. Members also participate in the Every 15 Minutes Program and Virginia's Checkpoint Strikeforce, a multi-jurisdictional program in Virginia to combat drunk driving. Drive Safe HR utilizes the Intoxiclock® at events, i.e. colleges, Chesapeake Jubilee, and Conferences, to demonstrate visually how drinking different types and amounts of alcoholic beverages raise a person’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) given their weight, gender and drinking pattern and the time it takes for the body to metabolize that alcohol.
Designated Driver Booth
Chesapeake Jubilee Designated Driver Booth (27 years): In the fall of 1991, the Chesapeake Jubilee requested volunteers for this booth. Originally, the Jubilee festival was held in the parking lot of Greenbrier Mall. When the city built the “new” City Park, the festival moved to the new location on Greenbrier Parkway.
Every year, the Chesapeake Jubilee offers a Designated Driver/Traffic Safety Booth, manned by volunteers from Drive Safe Hampton Roads. Free sodas, giveaways, and educational materials are provided to festival attendees. There are child safety seat technicians available to answer questions and materials available on bike safety, impaired driving prevention, and occupant protection.
Good Times Guide Posters
Good Times Guide posters for use in both the general population and in the military community. Posters include "Top 10 Reasons to get a DUI", "Top 10 Reasons to Drink when your under age" and "You Know You Need a Designated Driver if".
Holiday Packet Distribution
We ask our members and sponsors to provide items and educational materials for Drive Safe HR’s yearly Holiday Bag Distribution Project. Items collected are distributed among 1500 litter bags and distributed to select Va ABC stores and area Military Package Stores during the November/December Holiday season. Materials typically include impaired driving prevention educational materials, free rides home/safe driving program information, and giveaway items that reflect the "Don’t Drink and Drive" message.
Most people know that .08 B.A.C. is the legal limit for impaired driving. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand how drinking various amounts and types of alcoholic beverages affects their Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) or how long it takes their body to metabolize the alcohol after it has been consumed. Intoxiclock® is a tool that provides this information in a real-time and easy to understand format. To start, Intoxiclock® lets you input the gender and weight for up to two people at a time. After entering this information about each individual, Intoxiclock® lets you enter the amount of alcohol in a consumed drink, how quickly the drink is consumed in 1 second, 15 minute, or 30 minute increments, and also has the ability to add additional drinks consumed over time. Once entered, this information is rendered into easy to understand displays and graphs giving a personalized experience of their B.A.C. level and how long it would take their body to return to a B.A.C. of 0.00.
Every 15 Minutes
Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions. Along with alcohol-related crashes, it focuses on the impact that their decisions would have on family and friends.