Teens Get MADD About Underage Drinking

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – More teenagers are just saying no to alcohol.

That’s the bottom line of a new study released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD National President Jan Withers tells WWJ that the survey found three out of four teenagers (77 percent) do not drink alcohol. 

But she says that doesn’t mean the war against drunk driving and underage drinking has been won.

“We still have a lot of work to do,” said Withers. “There are literally 47 hundred people who die every year as a result of underage drinking. It’s not just about drinking and driving. But it’s all the other dangers that go along with it, too.”

Withers says MADD is teaming up with State Farm to get students involved in the campaign to convince other young people not to drink. “We’re launching a contest for teens to create a 15 second Instagram video. It’s to answer the question ‘If you don’t drink today, what could your tomorrow be?'”

The contest runs through December 20. The grand prize winner receives 15 hundred dollars. And the winning school will also receive $1,500.

Get more information about the video contest HERE.

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