One of the class requirements is attendance at a Victim Impact Panel presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). This panel allows participants to hear from family members who have lost loved ones to a drunk or impaired driver. The stories are painful to hear but they make the point: if you drink (or drug), don't drive!
The Problem Isn't Easy
Our goal is to someday put ourselves out of business. Unfortunately, Sacramento County ranks 21st out of the top 100 cities in the nation for arrests due to drunk driving. It is also 57th in deaths from DUI crashes, 33rd in the incidence of binge drinking, and 6th in deaths from liver diseases. Like many cities with high DUI rates, the Sacramento laws are perceived as being among the least harsh. Sacramento County, however, has engaged in several pilot studies to decrease the DUI problem.
Just like M.A.D.D., we do not try to make participants stop drinking, but to get them to remember not to drive if they do drink. But if you or someone close to you, think drinking or drugs have become a problem, we do have counseling services available to help address the underlying problems.
More Information on the Program
Sacramento County has four approved providers of which Terra Nova is one. All four providers charge the same rates, so people usually select a program based on location or sometimes based on the recommendations of others. California law does not accept online courses to satisfy the requirements for reinstatement of one's driver's license.