Pledge of Responsibility
Working Together For a Better Colorado
The Colorado Licensed Beverage Association wants to work with YOU to prevent underage access to alcohol and decrease incidents caused by underage drinking and drunk driving. We all share in the responsibility to save lives.
We all Need to Keep our Communities Safe!
• 33 percent of 6th to 12th graders said their parents never, seldom, or sometimes set clear rules for them and almost half said their parents never, seldom, or sometimes discipline them when they break the rules.
• About 10.8 million persons ages 12-20 (28.2% of this age group) reported drinking alcohol in the past month. Nearly 7.2 million (18.8%) were binge drinkers, and 2.3 million (6.0%) were heavy drinkers.
• Youth who reported that a parent or a friend’s parent had provided alcohol at a party within the past year reported drinking more on their last drinking occasion and were twice as likely to have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days.
• The rising rates of death and serious injury caused by underage drinking highlight the need for greater public awareness and education regarding the dangers of illegal purchase and consumption of alcohol.
• Significant law enforcement and emergency services resources are diverted from other important responsibilities as a result of drunken driving crashes in Colorado. In addition, police officers are often placed in harm’s way when responding to the scene of crashes caused by drunk drivers.
Talk with Your Children… Take the Pledge… Be Responsible
- I will make sure that all products containing alcohol in my home, including beer, will be inaccessible to minors at all times.
- I will never help any underage individuals acquire alcohol products.
- I will never serve alcohol to minors in my home.
- I will inform liquor licensed businesses, their employees and law enforcement when I witness minors attempting to purchase alcohol outside of their establishment. I will never allow my home to serve as a location for an unsupervised gathering.
- I will never allow my home to serve as a location for an unsupervised gathering.