Football season is here, and Western New York’s rabid football fans couldn’t be happier. And while game day is always highly anticipated, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in vehicular crashes.
“Western New Yorkers love football and love to cheer for Buffalo with their friends and family — oftentimes while drinking,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “The best way to celebrate a great game is to plan ahead and, if you plan to drink, plan on having a sober ride home.”
Impaired driving can have serious consequences, far beyond the legal and financial ones. Thousands of lives are permanently impacted each year because of someone’s decision to get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol.
Located in the Harlem Road Community Center at 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, The Resource Training Center offers a wide variety of services, including the New York State Drinking Driver Program for individuals convicted of an alcohol- or drug-related driving violation, and Alive at 25, a unique program that teaches young drivers to change how they approach driving through role playing, workbook exercises, interactive media segments and more.
For more information, please call 983-2258, email email@example.com or visit www.wnyresourcetraining.org. You can also follow The Resource Training Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Resource-Training-Center/112019195650348.