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Drug & Alcohol Awareness Education
NOW in Interactive CD-ROM format!
Or choose the Textbook/Workbook format!


Section III, Social & Consumer Issues, addresses the social, economic and environmental aspects of driving. There are six classroom hours devoted to alcohol and other drugs in this section. Related chapters are:

  • Chapter 1 – Alcohol is a Dangerous Drug
    • Unit 1 – Alcohol is a Drug
    • Unit 2 – Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
  • Chapter 2 – Teens & Alcohol
    • Unit 1 – Alcohol & Safety
    • Unit 2 – Alcohol Facts for Teens
  • Chapter 3 – Alcohol & the Law
    • Unit 1 – Alcohol Laws Vary Greatly from State to State
    • Unit 2 – Zero Tolerance for Minors
  • Chapter 4 – Commitment to Drive Sober & Be Responsible
    • Unit 1 – Responsibilities of a New Driver
    • Unit 2 – Responsibilities of Others
  • Chapter 5 – Stimulants & Depressants
    • Unit 1 – Stimulants
    • Unit 2 – Depressants
    • Unit 3 –THC (Marijuana & Derivatives)
  • Chapter 6 – Inhalants, Tobacco, and other Over-the-Counter Drugs
    • Unit 1 – Inhalants
    • Unit 2 – Tobacco
    • Unit 3 – Over-the-Counter Drugs

This totals 6+ hours of drug & alcohol instruction. The 22 minute video, The Aftermath (courtesy of the National Road Safety Foundation), actually makes the drug & alcohol section of the course nearly 7 hours.

The 10 hours on Social & Consumer Issues in Section III cover many very important topics. The remaining chapters in this section are:

  • Chapter 7 – Emotions, Attitude & Road Rage
    • Unit 1 – Emotions & Driving
    • Unit 2 – Attitude
    • Unit 3 – Road Rage
  • Chapter 8 – Vehicle Ownership, Insurance & Other Issues
    • Unit 1 – Buying Your First Car
    • Unit 2 – Buying Your Next & Subsequent Cars
    • Unit 3 – Leasing a Vehicle
    • Unit 4 – Types of Auto Insurance
    • Unit 5 – Choosing an Insurance Carrier
  • Chapter 9 – Maintaining Your Vehicle
    • Unit 1 – Maintenance
    • Unit 2 – Finding Your Professional Technician and/or Mechanic
    • Unit 3 – Additional Maintenance Tips
  • Chapter 10 – The Environment
    • Unit 1 – The Vehicle & The Environment
    • Unit 2 – Your Fuel Choices & the Environment
    • Unit 3 – The Environment & You

Quizzes and tests follow each unit and are graded automatically by the Interactive CD-ROM program. Instructor can view the log of student's time and grades at any time! Those using the Textbook/Workbook format use the answer key in the Parent Companion to grade the quizzes and tests.

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