The SADD objective is to "create awareness of the Drinking and Driving problem in South Africa and to try to combat the use of alcohol and drugs by road users by working with the authorities to enforce the laws governing this abuse more strictly, and to educate the public about alcohol and drinking and driving/walking." Drunk driving in South Africa is a growing challenge for road safety educators and law enforcers. According to Caro Smit, Founder of SADD, "over 60% of the 18 000 deaths a year on the road are associated with alcohol induced drivers and/or pedestrians."
SADD is active within universities in South Africa through their peer educators and trainers. Through alcohol education courses implemented in the Universities, SADD informs the youth about the dangers of alcohol abuse.
The Department of Education (KZN) has partnered with SADD this year on implementing workshops in schools. This initiative shares information with each school by disseminating a specialized alcohol education Trainers Manual, with Practical worksheets, as well as the Soul City "Alcohol and You" Booklet, and a pamphlet on SAB's "Talking Alcohol." Read more