Jennifer MacMonagle is confined to a wheelchair. Following a party at which her friend's mother allowed the kids to drink as much as they wanted, she climbed into the bed of a pickup and, soon after, the intoxicated driver lost control in an accident that killed two other teenagers in the vehicle and left Jennifer with a broken back. Now Jennifer tells her peers her story, urging them not to drink or take drugs and drive. She speaks at California's Friday Night Live (FNL) program assemblies and rallies. Although she did not drink, a friend did and her life has been changed forever. A total of 21 California counties have adopted the FNL program. Since its inception in October 1984, the number of driving under the influence deaths and injuries caused by teenagers ages 14 to 18 has dropped significantly. This article highlights some of the accomplishments of the FNL program, which has received strong support from many California communities and the California Highway Patrol.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tornatore (Ralph)

    P.O. Box 161209
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95816
  • Authors:
    • Williamson, T
  • Publication Date: 1988-5

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  • Accession Number: 00611061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 009
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM