On February 3rd, 21 youth from Hood River Valley High school’s Health Media and OSSOM Clubs plastered beer cases at Rosauer’s and Safeway with stickers to promote safety during Superbowl festivities. The stickers read, “Avoid penalties this Superbowl Sunday. A fine will be the least of your worries. Designate a sober driver.” The stickers were designed by youth Health Media members Maribel Vidal, Ben Toledo, Lily Renteria, Joel Manzo, Vanessa Bañuelos, Lupe Santillan, Uli Arroyo, and Crystal Cornejo.
The Health Media and OSSOM Club students know that Superbowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days on the roadways of the year due to impaired driving. They are aware that any amount of alcohol is impairing and that even low blood alcohol concentrations can affect psychomotor skills, vision, perception, tracking (steering), information processing, and attention. They wanted to remind adults to be safe and model responsible behaviors, especially during this day of high alcohol consumption.