Teens can learn about the dangerous impacts of underage drinking and impaired driving Saturday at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Teen Influencer Summit in Palm Springs.
In an effort to curb the number of deaths caused by drunk driving, the event will offer parents and their teenage children the opportunity to voice their questions and learn about how to stay safe on the roads. The summit is hosted in part by the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Police Department and the Desert Regional Medical Center.
The event will have workshops and activities for teens, as well as a workshop for parents.
In the past week, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department arrested four drivers for driving under the influence in separate incidents, according to department press releases.
Data from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) shows a person is injured in a drunk driving crash in the U.S. every two minutes and someone is killed every 51 minutes. Driving under the influence of drugs has also become more common, with one in four drivers testing positive for at least one drug that could impact safety, according to MADD.
The Teen Summit will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.