Sandy City Police cars will be sporting a new slogan — "Seat reserved for adults who give alcohol to minors" — as part of a new campaign to alert parents to their role in preventing underage drinking.
Studies show that the majority of kids who drink obtain their alcohol from home.
"Forty-five percent of kids who drink before age 13 become alcohol-dependent, and parents often talk to their kids two years too late concerning alcohol," said Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan in a news release.
The graphics were unveiled Monday and will remain on the cars for six months — the first stage in an awareness-raising effort that's a partnership between Sandy City Police Department, the mayor's office and ParentsEmpowered.org.
Plans for Phase 2 of the campaign, according to the news release, include community meetings to discuss underage drinking.
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