Nicro News

NICRO Responds to Crime Stats indicating South Africans are Under Siege

The recent release of the crime statistics report, which details crime levels in South Africa between April 1, 2016 and March 31 this year, has once again solicited mixed reactions from Government, political parties and civil society.

The Making of a Criminal: Part 2

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Drunk Driving Crash Shattered Woman's Life

Drinking and driving may seem okay to do at the time and people may shrug and say "I arrived home safe and no one was hurt, so why not do it?"

Increase awareness among teens and parents by getting involved with non-profit organisations such as NICRO.

Strengthen enforcement of existing policies, such as minimum legal drinking age and zero tolerance laws.
Paediatricians, NICRO and other health professionals can

Test teens for risky behaviours, such as:

- Using alcohol, drugs or other dangerous substances

- Driving after alcohol or drug use

- Riding with a driver who has been using alcohol or drugs

Inform parents and teens about the risks of drinking and driving.

Encourage parents of new teen drivers to set and enforce the "rules of the road" and consider tools like parent-teen driving agreements.
Remind parents to lead by example as safe drivers, starting even before their child is old enough to drive.
Teens can

Be smart and choose to never drink and drive.
Refuse to ride in a car with any driver who has been drinking.
Know and follow the laws.
Follow the rules of the road.
Wear a seat belt on every trip, no matter how short.
Obey speed limits.

NEVER use a cell phone or text while driving.

Parents can

Understand that most teens who drink only do it to get drunk and have fun.

Recognize the dangers of teen drinking and driving and that teen drivers are at much greater risk of crashing after drinking alcohol than adult drivers.

Provide teens with a safe way to get home (such as picking them up or paying for a cab) if their driver has been drinking.
Model safe driving behaviour.

All around the world teens can get a driver's license, some even as young as 15 can get one! And even though these drivers cannot buy alcohol or drink it until a certain age, they are and it is creating some shocking drunk driving statistics!