Bailey Bindle pens op-ed on drunk driving

Bailey Bindle pens op-ed on drunk driving

September 4, 2017, 12:00 p.m. CDT
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Peru, Nebraska – Peru State student, Bailey Bindle, is a member of the 2017-2018 SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) National College Advisory Council.  She serves as the organization’s National Vice President of Communications.

Bindle writes, “I recently partnered up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and authored this Op-Ed that has been sent to colleges in the 5 state area for impaired driving awareness surrounding the Labor Day holiday.”

The piece is titled, “To My Fellow College Students: We Are Not Invincible. Don’t Drink and Drive.”  The Op-Ed combines powerful statistics with an emotional call to action.

Bindle begins, “Think about this for a minute: in 2015 if everyone in the country had made the decision to drive sober, 10,265 people could still be alive today. That’s how many people were killed in drunk driving crashes that year. That’s how many families and loved ones were made to go through unimaginable suffering.”

“It doesn’t have to be that way.”

Bindle is from Falls City, Nebraska. She is studying Criminal Justice and Psychology at Peru State.

The full text of Bindle’s op-ed.

Baley Bindle

Bailey Bindle