CADD supports uniform minimum age legislation, as we want to protect young people from the serious dangers and consequences caused by alcohol both to themselves and to others. We believe in tackling the issue of drunk driving and underage drinking through proactive laws, prudent enforcements and public involvement.
Drunk driving is one of the largest killers in the age group of 18 – 25 years, often a resultant of teenage drinking spree followed by reckless driving. Teenaged drunk drivers are also one of the most vulnerable and the most dangerous segment of drunk driving offenders, causing severe accidents and injuries due to their inability to handle alcohol and inexperienced driving skills.
As the leading organization working towards preventing underage drinking, CADD is diligently working towards addressing several issues relating to underage drinking which include:
- Seeking a uniform minimum age legislation across the country.
- To establish, evaluate and understand the impact of underage drinking by conducting several National and regional surveys on underage drinking to intensify research, engagement and outreach efforts.
- Regular awareness building campaigns in schools and colleges.
- Assessment laws and penalties with regards to Point of Sale and abetment of alcohol purchase by underage consumers.
- Preventing Alcohol use and abuse among teenagers.