The Templeton Friday Night Live (FNL) Chapter recently hosted a “Donut Drink and Drive” event. This is a yearly event to bring awareness to 3D Month. 3D Month stands for Drunk, Drugged, and Distracted Driving Prevention Month and is celebrated during the month of December, the most dangerous driving month of the year with the highest traffic fatalities.
By advertising safe driving and encouraging people to start the discussion, the hope is to decrease drunk and distracted driving.” — Sabrina Degnan, THS FNL Advisor
We recently caught up with Sabrina Degnan, one of the THS FNL advisors, who shared with us the purpose of the event. She said, “In order to bring attention to traffic safety and educated decision-making while driving, Templeton FNL students passed out donuts with the message of “donut drink and drive” before school as students and parents pulled into the parking lot. By advertising safe driving and encouraging people to start the discussion, the hope is to decrease drunk and distracted driving.”
Other chapters across the county do similar events, but not always passing out donuts. Examples of other chapter events include using fatal vision goggles and scooters to show students the dangers of how substances effect your vision and motor movements while driving. Templeton’s 3D Month activity of “Donut Drink and Drive” reached about 250 students and 100 parents that drove into school on Monday morning.
FNL hope to continue educating on the importance of safe decision making both in a car, and out of it.
Mock Rock, the Awareness Gallery, “Every 15 Minutes” and host of other events brought to you by Friday Night Live encourage our students to make positive decisions and life choices.