SADD Students Get Recognition

Columbus students who advocate safe driving get honored Monday.

According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, impaired driving is the leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 20.

Some students in Columbus are doing all they can to make those numbers drop.

Students Against Destructive Decisions--also known as "SADD"-- is a program geared towards educating students on the consequences of drinking and driving.

There are 10 SADD chapters in Columbus at each of the city's high schools.

"We bring the SADD chapters from the area high schools here and sit them down for a nice luncheon and they report out on their activities they've conducted throughout the school year." says Brenda Kennedy with the Urban League.

This is an annual event that the Urban League host's in partnership with Liberty Mutual, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, along with Muscogee County School District's Safe and Drug Free Schools program.