In this letter to parents a police officer gives his report of a tragic accident involving three young people under the influence of alcohol. He speaks of anger and frustration at parents and leaders who believe a little bit of alcohol won't hurt anything, of contempt for those who propose lowering the drinking age, and of frustration with laws, court rulings and other legal maneuverings that restrict his ability to do his job in preventing such tragedies. The single vehicle accident he reports claimed the life of one young man, seriously injured the driver, and broke the neck of a young girl voted queen of the senior prom and most likely to succeed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Africa Commercial Travellers Association

    Box 828
    Cape Town,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Martel, D
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23-24
  • Serial:
    • On the Road
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Southern Africa Commercial Travellers Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 410
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM