The Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) office will host UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 26)
Outside the northwest corner of the Student Union Building (SUB)
The tour uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired driving in a controlled environment.
Every two minutes, a person is injured in an accident that involves intoxicated driving. On average, two out of three people will be involved in an intoxicated driving accident in their lifetime. Every day, people drive intoxicated more than 300,000 times and only about 3,200 of them are arrested.
UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high schools, colleges and communities across the nation. Its programs are designed to heighten awareness of the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.
Joseph Pfund, alcohol & other drugs specialist, Risk Intervention and Safety Education office, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2110 or joseph.s.pfund@ttu.edu   

(News release from Texas Tech University)