As we told you about last week, Brandon Silveria and his father, Tony, traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC today to speak to students about the importance of "making the right choice" about alcohol. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allar
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Be persistent in teaching your teen that a little civility goes a long way in this world
Some teenagers just don't believe in manners.
You may be familiar with this scene: You and your son have been seated at a restaurant for about 15 minutes when the waiter brings out one of your meals.
“Who has the chicken parmesan?” the waiter asks.
“Me.” Your son digs into his food as soon as the plate is placed in front of him.
“Jordan, wait until my meal comes before you start eating. The polite thing to do is to wait until everyone is served before you start to eat.”
“Mmpf,” your son says, his mouth full of chicken parmesan.
Later, as you ride home in the car, you ask: “Jordan, when are you going to learn to have manners? You can't go through life acting like some kind of uncivilized savage.”
Brandon and Tony Silveria to present the Brandon Tells His Story program on Capitol Hill on Thursday, July 16th!
Recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a considerable decrease in the number of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. The 2008 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment shows that the number of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities decreased 9.7 percent from 2007 to 2008. This significant reduction is yet another strong indication that the many efforts being made in the fight against drunk driving have had an impact. We are encouraged by the progress and will continue our comprehensive efforts to ensure that this downward trend continues.
According to NHTSA, the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes and the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in 2008 reached historically low levels. In 2008, 37,261 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, a decrease of nearly 10 percent from 41,259 in 2007, with a record low fatality rate of VMT of 1.27. Drunk driving fatalities, that is fatalities involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 or higher, decreased equally to 11,773, the lowest recorded level since NHTSA began keeping records in 1982. Overall, drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic fatalities last year. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico had reductions in the number of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities.