Survivor Speakout is a two-hour educational, victim impact panel pursuant to Indiana Code IC 9-30-14 designed to prevent people from driving impaired by any means. That includes alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs or a combination of any of those. Anyone convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Indiana is court ordered to attend a victim impact panel.
Anyone convicted in any Indiana county, or on a diversion program, may attend Survivor Speakout and will be given a letter as proof of attendance. Visitors are always welcome. The presentation also includes impairment by alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, texting, fatigue, sleeplessness, inattention to the road, eating, grooming, distracted driving and speeding. Any conditions caused by the driver that prevent responsible, safe operation of a vehicle causes impairment of some kind.
Survivor Speakout begins at 6:30 P.M. sharp and is approximately 2 hours long. Doors open at 5:45 P.M.
Being arrested while drinking and driving, or driving under the influence of drugs, is a serious issue that affects many lives, not just the person who is arrested. The financial costs are tremendous, but imagine being arrested for seriously hurting or killing someone in a crash while impaired. The consequences are nothing you can imagine.
The presentation is also used to educate young adults, teen drivers and adults who you may know who drink and drive on a regular basis. Survivor Speakout is all about choices and consequences. To learn more about Survivor Speakout and view portions of the presentation, click here.
WARNING: The Survivor Speakout presentation is not recommended for anyone under the age of fifteen (15) years of age unless it has been court ordered. Survivor Speakout is very graphic. In order for anyone under the age of fifteen (15), who has not been court ordered to attend, Survivor Speakout must receive express written permission from a parent or legal guardian and the parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor.