To enhance the community’s awareness, John developed a number of innovative multimedia educational programs regarding impaired driving, distracted driving and alcohol’s negative impact on athletic performance. Over 100,000 high school students and college students, amateur and professional sports teams, and community organizations have participated in these awareness programs.
John Vallejo has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science- International Relations from the University of Florida. He is the founder of Impaired and Distracted Driving Awareness, Inc., serves as the organization’s Executive Director, and is the Director of Educational Program Development.
ASHLEY KUCZYNSKI is currently serving as a Wellness Director for the YMCA. Ashley has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida. She has conducted research and participated in numerous studies regarding efforts related to maximizing athletic training and performance. Ashley has acquired athletic training qualifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) for Primary Group Exercise. Ashley provides athletic performance consultation for the Athletes Aware educational program.
JOHN VALLEJO was a law enforcement officer for 25 years. As a Traffic Homicide Investigator, he investigated many tragedies that were the result of impaired driving. John was a DUI Investigator for 20 years and arrested nearly 3,000 impaired drivers. He developed a wide range of educational programs based upon his unique and extensive investigative experience with impaired driving incidents. Law enforcement officers, lawyers and educators are frequent participants in these educational programs.
DUI Awareness provides innovative educational programs regarding alcohol for young drivers, college students, community groups, athletes, restaurants and establishments.
This unique public awareness effort is currently conducted in 250 Drivers Education classes at 26 Tampa area high schools. 9,000 young drivers participate in the program every year. To date, over 80,000 young drivers have participated in the program.
Our educational program provides clear and concise information about the serious nature of the problem, efforts to prevent its' occurrence, the significant consequences and the extensive penalties associated with impaired driving.
Enhanced awareness about impaired driving provides people with the capacity to make wise choices, educate others and an ability to be a positive influence with their friends and family.