Benvenisti speaks out 

by Erin Hart 
Steven Benvenisti, motivational speaker and active board member of the national non-profit organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), visited WHS on May 20. According to madd.org, its goal is to reach out to victims of alcohol-related car accidents and prevent teens from becoming victims themselves. They hope to not only prevent drunk driving from continuing, but also to eliminate underage drinking altogether.
MADD provides a 24-hour helpline for victims and survivors at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

Here are some drunk driving statistics to be aware of:

  • Every 22 minutes someone dies in a drunk driving accident, according to firsteagle.com.
  • 60 percent of teen deaths in vehicle accidents involve consumption of alcohol, according to firsteagle.com.
  • Alcohol-related driving casualties account for 31 percent of vehicle fatalities, according to responsibility.org.