REDUCING OTTAWA AREA DRUNK DRIVING TASKFORCE (ROADD)
ROADD is a subcommittee of the OSAP Coalition. Our mission is to address the harm due to high-risk alcohol use and impaired driving. We do this through addressing youth access to alcohol, impaired driving, and high-risk drinking by young adults. ROADD includes membership from our local universities, Arbor Circle, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, and most local law enforcement agencies in Ottawa County. ROADD meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month and rotates locations.
Our Safe Parties initiative helps parents and young adults with ideas and tips for how to prevent underage drinking and reduce risk and liability when hosting a party.
Did you know that you can be legally held responsible if minors are caught drinking alcohol on your property, regardless of who provided the alcohol? The law assumes that if you own or otherwise control the property, you knew or should have known that minors were drinking on that property. Depending on the investigation, this can include youth drinking at your house or apartment even if you are not home.
A social gathering isn’t always a large party – in fact, it can be as few as two people!
PARENTS: Prevent underage drinking
Be aware of factors that may signal a teen’s desire to experiment:
Provide supervision when youth are at your house:
young adults: ways to host a safe party
Alcohol & Drugs: