What: As students and families prepare for Spring Break road trips, events and festivals, AAA Texas will raise awareness about the deadly consequences of impaired driving during annual silent DWI March for Change.
Why: According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2016, there were 26,949 DUI alcohol-related traffic crashes in the state that resulted in 925 fatalities and 1,910 serious injuries. That was 2,950 more DUI-alcohol related crashes than in 2015 which resulted in 41 more deaths.
Who: General public is encouraged to attend. Press conference prior to the march will include:
- Doug Shupe/AAA Texas
- Chief Brian Manley/Austin Police Department
- Gloria Souhami/Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Program
- Maya Boehm/Student who lost grandmother in impaired driving crash
- Jaime Gutierrez/MADD Texas Executive Director
When: Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Please arrive early as parking is limited. Free parking available at Capitol Visitors Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard.
Where: South steps of the Texas State Capitol.
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