Here I am live-blogging the alcohol and teen tutorial at All-Star Driver, the nation's largest driver ed school, headquartered in Watertown, Connecticut. Thanks to the change in the CT law, teen crashes are down. But alcohol remains, well, a threat.
Steve Janelli reaches beyond this little classroom with its healthy 7 teens to the path where alcohol can become an addiction. He doesn't ask students to disclose if there is alcohol dependence in their families but he explains how that can happen and the consequences such as liver damage.
Next to what the law mandates, this possibility is what seems to register with the teens. They became subdued when the addiction issue came up. Given the prevalence of alcoholism in American society, the odds are they all know an active alcoholic.