The Kennesaw State Department of Health Promotion and Wellness partnered with the Peer Health Owls Outreach and Wellness Leaders to host a Fall Festival on alcohol safety and awareness, presented Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. on the Campus Green.
During the Fall Festival, different booths provided students information on the importance of alcohol safety and the dangers when under the influence of alcohol. Students enjoyed their choice of mock-tails and educational games such as Plinko to win prizes.
The Center of Young Adult Addiction and Recovery provided an onsite demonstration of what a standard drink looks like, testing the skills of each student by pouring a mock drink into different size drinking glasses. The goal for the game was showing students that the average drink each individual pours is more than the standard amount.
The student peer health educator demonstration provided alcohol impairment simulation goggles of different alcohol levels. Students would have to walk around U-shaped cones without knocking any over. This exercise showed students how their vision becomes impaired under the influence and the dangers of driving under the influence.
The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services shared information on the services offered by their licensed staff of psychologist and support groups for students.
The Georgia Department of Highway Safety provided a rollover simulator demonstration to educate riders on the safety of wearing a seatbelt.
As of Oct. 20, 1,384 people have died in Georgia, which is 84 more from 2020 according to Officer Ed Weaver of the Governors Office of Highway Safety.
“30 percent of the 1,384 personnel could have survived if they were wearing a seatbelt,” Weaver said.
Weaver’s rollover exhibit showed the dangers of an accident for a passenger with and without a seatbelt on impact of a vehicle accident. The state of Georgia has three rollover simulators provided for education in hopes of lowering the number of car accident deaths in Georgia, Weaver said.
Everyone in attendance was able to take a magnet, cup and stickers with information on blood alcohol content (BAC) levels, other awareness tips and reminders.
The knowledge provided at KSU’s Fall Festival worked toward educating faculty and students on better safety practices.
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