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.
In this tutorial, Steve's approach is big-picture, not so much nuts and bolts. He tells the 16 to 17 year old that his job is to leave them with message that they are not getting in a car if they have taken in even a sip of alcohol.
One way he is delivering the message is to have the teens feel their faces, their arms, their legs. He reminds them that they are flesh and blood, that is, mortal. Therefore, they have to take care of themselves.
If they have taken in any alcohol, they should walk rather than get into a car. It seems smart to hammer that.