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About TADD

TADD is a student led program that stands for TEENS AGAINST DRINKING and DRIVING.  Students volunteer their time and energy to this cause and believe they can make a difference.  They are committed to the following three goals:

  • To assist in the elimination of impaired drivers on our highways;
  • To raise the level of awareness, among high school students as well as the community, of the inherent dangers of impaired driving; and
  • To promote alcohol awareness through education and peer education programs.

The act of impaired driving may be broken down into its three behavioural components:  The predisposition to act or “attitude”; the act itself; and the consequences.  The TADD program is based on the assumption that if teenagers possess knowledge about each of these components they will command a greater variety of skills while enabling them to be more successful in coping with or avoiding potential driving while impaired situations.  Thus, they may be able to diminish their chance of becoming involved in an impaired driving situation.


The TADD program offers a brief but comprehensive education package that provides teens with:

  • An opportunity to explore their own feelings and attitudes with respect to impaired driving, as well as share and discuss these concerns with others;
  • Knowledge of alcohol and their effects, both physical and psychological;
  • Knowledge of the potentially dangerous and far reaching consequences of impaired driving, including both legal and social issues;
  • Knowledge of how alcohol affects driving skills;
  • Alternatives to impaired driving including a variety of life skills to cope with potential impaired driving situations and ways to avoid them.

Each TADD group is encouraged to design their own program following this outline.  This way they can tailor the package to suit their present needs.  These may change from year to year and the TADD group may find it beneficial to emphasize certain components more than others.

 

The program you design should contain information to satisfy each of the educational, attitudinal, and behavioural objectives.