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STOP-DWI Holiday Classic to Feature Two Exhibits about Drunk Driving:“Living The Code” and “The Second Front”

 
(Binghamton, NY) Two exhibits that deal with the DWI issue will be on display during the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic December 27-30: “Living the Code” and “The Second Front”.
 
“Living the Code” portrays New York State’s student athletes who were put at risk in life-altering crashes. This exhibit illustrates the deadly consequences for student athletes who abandon the Student Athlete “Code of Conduct” for a night of drinking. It features a crash survivor and a student athlete hit by a drunk driver. The crash victims were sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, and above all friends. They had everything to live for, but the immortality of youth met a culture of the extreme and in an instant everything changed.
 
“The Second Front” portrays the stories of combat veterans committed to exposing the Second Front – the internal battle with combat trauma that manifests itself as impaired driving on American roads. Impaired driving is a leading cause of combat soldiers dying or serving jail time when they return home. This exhibit illustrates that impaired driving is actually the symptom of a greater problem: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain trauma. The veterans who share their stories and the veterans they hope to reach share much in common. They are sons, brothers, husbands, and brothers-in-arms and have everything to live for.
 
“Living the Code” will be on display December 27-30 in the lobby of the Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Binghamton Regency, Water Street in Binghamton, New York.) “The Second Front” display will be located on the concourse of the Broome County Arena December 28-30.
 
The exhibits are made possible by the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at SUNY-Institute of Technology through funding by the National Highway Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
 
For more information please contact James F. May, Broome County STOP-DWI Coordinator at bcstopdwi@co.broome.ny.us or (607) 778-2056.
 
 

 

12/23/2010 - 12:34pm