It only comes once a year, but on March 17th, everyone gets to be Irish. In reality, Saint Patrick himself was actually British! (National Geographic). Saint Patrick’s Day may have started off as a quaint religious celebration in Ireland, but it’s become a festive occasion all around the world, including right here in Nevada. Green beer will be flowing from taps all over town, and many service professionals will be seriously busy on one of the biggest sales nights of the year for bars and pubs.
It doesn’t matter if you’ll be hard at work on Friday, or celebrating with the crowds, there will be something for everyone. Be sure to spread the world to your patrons; in addition to hoping for the luck o’ the Irish at the casinos, they will appreciate the information you can give them on all of the exciting celebrations around town. You can check out the extensive list of events happenings in Las Vegas here, courtesy of Vegas.com.
If you haven’t made plans for the day, it will be business as usual at TAM® of Nevada’s Training Center, so feel free to stop in at 9:00am or 2:00pm if you need to take your alcohol awareness course. Remember that your TAM® training can help everyone to celebrate safely and still have a great time.
How are you planning to celebrate? If you’re working, is your establishment doing anything special for the day?
Tostitos has just come up with a very creative way to remind consumers about the dangers of drunk driving, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Tostitos collaborated with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Uber to design a tortilla chip bag that can tell when you should maybe call a cab to get home safely.
It stands to reason that tortilla chips are a staple at many Superbowl parties, and Tostitos’ clever design includes an alcohol sensor embedded in their chip bags. The limited edition bags feature an alcohol breath sensor that will turn red if alcohol is detected on someone’s breath and green if it’s not. For those who turn the bag red, there is a UPC code included on the bag that will grant a $10 discount code from Uber, to help consumers get home safely. It is important to note that while the bag’s alcohol sensor can determine if someone has been drinking, it will not function like a breathalyzer test and calculate BAC. It is still important for individuals to drink responsibly and make safe choices.
Check out this YouTube video from Tostitos to see the bag and learn more:
This is certainly one of the more creative tools we’ve seen to promote alcohol awareness and the importance of having a designated sober driver. What do you think about Tostitos’ “That’s How We Party” campaign and alcohol sensor bags? Let us know in the comments!
Henderson high school students are participating in a national program aimed at preventing DUI incidents and saving lives. At a time when teenagers may be tempted with chances to participate in underage drinking, a local area high school has chosen to send a powerful message to their students with the Every 15 Minutes program. Every 15 minutes, a driver, passenger, or an innocent bystander dies from an alcohol-related car crash. Every weekend, a teenager dies in a car crash and half of those accidents involve alcohol. This message about the dangers of drinking and driving will be brought to local teens in a unique way.
This week, local Foothill High School juniors and seniors will learn a tough lesson about the dangers of driving while impaired. Participants will be guided through a powerful two-day event complete with student and teacher involvement, guest speakers, and even a chance to tour what looked like an active fatal accident scene involving friends and peers.
By giving teens a close-up look at the real and tragic consequences of driving while impaired, there is hope that students will take the lessons to heart and make safe choices for themselves in the future. The Henderson Police Department has partnered with other area agencies since 2001 to create this unique learning experience for over 46,000 Henderson teens.
Teens often have feelings of invincibility about dangerous choices and feel like nothing bad could possibly happen to them. By launching an interactive program to show the up close and personal dangers of what could happen to them and other teens like them, it drives the point home.
As a TAM® Card holder or hospitality worker, are you doing all you can to help bring the number of drunk-driving related accidents even lower?
Remember to remain vigilant:
- Hang signage in your store or bar stating that customers will be carded. ALWAYS check identification carefully, especially for anyone who appears to be under the age of 30.
- Report any suspicious behavior or activity to your supervisor or manager.
- Be an example to others by promoting safe beverage policies and keep up-to-date with your TAM® training.
Do you think the Every Fifteen Minutes program is a useful tool in reducing teen drinking and driving?
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Have you recently finished an alcohol awareness class with TAM® of Nevada? If so, we’d like to hear from you! We appreciate feedback from our customers about their experiences with the TAM program. As a token of thanks for participation, we enter survey respondents into a quarterly drawing for a $25 Amazon.com gift card prize.
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