To raise awareness about the life-altering effects of drinking & driving and empower parents & caregivers of individuals with traumatic injuries & special needs to improve their health by participating in programs geared toward exercise, nutrition & self-love.
We know that as The Next Step Foundation continues to grow and gather more friends, we can lend a hand to ease the pain for families. Our goal is to increase awareness regarding traumatic brain injury and advocacy.
Alcohol Statistics-Stay Informed
33 % of drunk drivers are repeat offenders.
Nearly 30 People Die Daily from Drunk Driving! That is 1 person every 53 minutes!
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in 15-20 year olds - Approximately 25% involve an underage drinking driver!
Youth who start drinking young are 7 times more likely to be involved in an alcohol related crash!
Teen alcohol use kills about 4700 people each year!
The penalties for drunk driving are much HARSHER for teens. More JAIL TIME, HIGHER FINES, LONGER LICENSE SUSPENSION.
You’re legally intoxicated with a BAC of >.08, however Arizona is a Zero tolerance state, meaning you can get a DUI at any level.
Do you know that it can take up to 6 hours for your BAC to drop from >.08 to .00?
If you are under 21, your BAC should be ZERO! Driving is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT!
A drunk driver will drive under the influence approximately 80 times before their first arrest!
With a BAC of .02 you start to experience a loss of judgment, relaxation, altered mood which results in a decline in visual functions and the ability to perform two tasks at the same time.
With a BAC of .08 muscle coordination is poor, harder to detect danger & judgment, self-control, reasoning, memory is impaired, resulting in reduced concentration and loss of speed control.
August 20, 2001 Brandon’s Accident.
Horrific 4 car collision that killed his best friend.