Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Concerned Angels?
Concerned Angels is a non profit organization incorporated in 1997 by Sandy Golden and Susan Paul following the death of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Michael Clark, the drummer for the Byrds which was a band second in fame to the Beatles. He died a horrible death from acute alcoholism at age 47. On his death bed he asked his girlfriend Susan to tell al the kids that alcohol is the worst drug of all. The organization was first named Alcohol Free Kids, later changed its name to Safety Angels and is now called Concerned Angels.
Why was it formed?
To save lives and protect children from harm because of drunk driving and the misuse of alcohol. Concerned Angels is growing and becoming the most aggressive and effective organization of its type. . Child Passenger Safety was added later to its mission.
This was Michael Clark's death wish when he was dying from acute alcoholism, and asked Susan Paul to tell all the kids that alcohol is the worst drug of all. Sandy wanted to continue to fight drunk driving and work for child passenger safety reform. Susan, who said she was an angel, asked Sandy to help her and Alcohol Free Kids was formed and they worked together. Read Michael Clark’s message from the grave.
Why should I be concerned about drunk driving?
Because you or someone you care about could be killed or injured by a Drunk Driver. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, an average of three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in their lives.
How many Americans are killed each year in traffic crashes due to drunk driving?
Alcohol-impaired driving is responsible for more than 10,000 crash fatalities each year in the US according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). You or someone you care about or love could be the next victim. It could happen today. The problem is that serious and demands immediate corrective Action.
What should you do when you spot a drunk driver?
Pull over and call 911. Things that are important for the 911 operator to know include the way the car is being driven and where it is being driven, and the car’s direction.
How many deaths does drinking, including binge drinking, cause every year in the United States?
As reported in January 2012 by the CDC, excessive drinking, including binge drinking, is responsible for 80,000 deaths every year in the US.
What percentage of all drinking and driving incidents are caused by binge drinking?
According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinkers were responsible for 85% of all drinking and driving incidents.
A designated driver is the person who…
Abstains from drinking alcohol Explanation:
A designated driver is someone who chooses to remain sober and is selected to drive people home when everyone else consumes alcoholic drinks.. Some bars, pubs, restaurants etc offer free or reduced price non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers to encourage this kind of arrangement.
A driver can still be considered a “designated driver” if he or she consumes just one alcoholic drink before getting behind the wheel. True or False?
Although the legal BAC is under 0.08, a designated driver is a driver who completely abstains from consuming alcoholic beverages.The Real Cost of Drunk Driving - $132 Billion Each Year in the US.
How much does drunk driving cost?
Cost of Drunk Driving. A report was released in 2012 shows that drunk driving costs the United States more than $132 billion each year. This is according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE).
How much does excessive drinking cost?
Excessive alcohol consumption costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars a year, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2006, binge drinking, underage drinking and drinking by pregnant women cost U.S. taxpayers $223.5 billion, the CDC study showed. That breaks down to $746 per taxpayer, the researchers said, or about $1.90 for each alcoholic drink consumed that year.
The researchers noted that the price tag of excessive alcohol consumption may be underestimated. That's because the study did not include a number of other expenses related to excessive drinking, such as medical costs for the pain and suffering experienced by excessive drinkers, or by others who were affected by drinking.