State officials and college students will participate in a Governor’s Summit Meeting at Wake Forest University to discuss proposed driving while impaired legislation at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.
The media is invited to cover the event.
Student representatives from Wake Forest and other four-year colleges across the state are planning to attend the summit. Additional participants include Richard Moore, state crime control and public safety secretary, and Forsyth County assistant district attorney Vince Rabil.
The summit was organized by Safe Rds., a student-run initiative at Wake Forest to strengthen DWI laws in North Carolina. Safe Rds. (Student Action for Eliminating Reckless Drivers) was formed after two Wake Forest students were killed in a September car accident. The students were driving near campus when their car collided with a car driven by a man with a prior history of driving while impaired. Since the accident, Safe Rds., along with Wake Forest’s Student Government Association, has generated campus awareness about DWI legislation.
During a working dinner after the summit, student representatives along with members of Wake Forest’s SADD chapter will discuss how they can encourage the passage of new DWI legislation.
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