CADD has been spearheading concrete action towards drunk driving and underage drinking prevention through our projects addressing several key issues towards bringing down road accidents and making our roads safe
National Don’t Drink and Drive Day
CADD has been observing the National Don’t drink and drive day every year on 6th August since 2005 to sensitize the masses towards the cause which is responsible for over 70% of road accident tragedies. Drunk driving kills close to 1,00,000 people every year on our roads a majority of the victims being youth and the underprivileged.
A victim of drunk driving may often be subjected to trauma which is not only emotional and physical but also faced with difficulties in getting justice. At CADD we help support Victims/survivors and families through by providing them with emotional support and information to help deal with their loss of physical and mental well being and also support families through difficult financial times.
The Dashboard – don't drink and drive program presents a simple reminder to drivers to alter their behaviour towards this issue and always practice sober driving.The concept involves placing a photo frame on the dashboard of a vehicle with a picture of the family /loved one of the vehicle driver along with a don't drink and drive message.
Surveys and Petitions
We have made over 50 petitions in the last 13 years to various government entities including Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway, Law Commission, Parliamentary Committee and transport department across the country. These petitions pertain to several issues which include amendment in the Motor Vehicle Act, Removal of liquor shops from Highways
National Designated Driver Campaign
A Designated Driver Program is necessarily a community based campaign to tackle drunk driving. Since drunk driving is a choice a driver makes, hence for this program to be functional every individual from the community has to be involved towards making a conscious decision of driving sober.
Strides for Change
A National Community Walk Campaign to draw attention of the common man to various issues related to the cause of drunk driving, involving people from all age groups, regions, social strata to walk and create awareness. Strides for Change addressed several issues such as extending support to victims of drunk driving, seeking the formation of a national commission against drunk driving.
Project Underage Drinking
A national campaign to prevent underage drinking through innovative campaigns in schools and colleges involving students and helping them make right decisions about alcohol.
Road Safety Cyclothon
An initiative to involve a large cross section of people to promote safe mobility and especially drawing attention to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians