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Watch UR BAC’s DWI Prevention Simulator

A member of Texas A&M University's Corp of Cadets trying out the simulator

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has a campaign, Watch UR BAC, to teach Texans about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs misuse —including binge drinking, the understanding of alcohol poisoning as well as the dangers of impaired driving. The Watch UR BAC program is a free resource to Texas community groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses.

Watch UR BAC is an awareness campaign that refers to blood alcohol concentration (BAC) which is used as a measure of the degree of intoxication of an individual. Binge drinking is a continuing problem in Texas, and most who binge drink do not know the amount and effects of the alcohol they are consuming.

 

Student trying out the Pedal Car with goggles

Watch UR BAC’s Pedal Car with goggles

 

Our team has decades of experience in alcohol awareness, drunk driving prevention, passenger safety and training.

  • Bobbi Brooks, Program Manager, graduated from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and majored in Early Childhood Development.  Bobbi obtained her EMT certification and was a volunteer firefighter.  Her experience at AgriLife Extension includes serving as a certified passenger safety technician, educating adults and children on many subjects including education on alcohol and other drug awareness, car seats, seatbelt use, motorcycle awareness, bicycle safety and distracted driving.

 

  • Laura Dean-Mooney serves as Project Coordinator and brings decades of drunken driving  and underage drinking prevention experience to the team.  Laura served as National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from 2008-2011 and is a certified death notification instructor for law enforcement, a certified victim advocate, as well as a certified trainer of MADD’s Power of Parents. It’s Your Influence curriculum.  Laura graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in educational curriculum and instruction.

 

  • Janet Stewart, Program Coordinator, is a graduate of Texas A&M University, holding both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. Her graduate studies focused on youth development and education of gifted and talented adolescents. Janet most recently worked as the juvenile case manager for the municipal court in Bryan, Texas. Through her work with the court, Janet developed a passion for youth crime prevention and alcohol education for adolescents.

 

  • Ben Smith is the Watch UR BAC team’s newest member, bringing over three decades of law enforcement and DWI victim advocacy experience to the program.

 

Soldiers at Ft. Hood trying out the portable simulator

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