Dad pays teens to stay sober in memory of his daughter6/16/2012
Here's a novel way to prevent drinking and driving: Pay teenagers not to drink. Butte, Mont., resident Leo McCarthy, whose 14-year-old daughter, Mariah, was killed by a drunk driver in 2007, challenged his town's teens to steer clear of underage drinking. "If you stick with me for four years," McCarthy promised, "don't use alcohol, don't use illicit drugs ... I'll be there with a bunch of other people to give you money." He and two other dads have given away 140 $1,000 scholarships to teens who stuck to the pledge of not drinking or getting in a car with anyone who had been drinking. "I can't get [Mariah] back, but I can help other parents keep their kids safe," McCarthy said. Inspiring.
Is paying kids not to drink a good idea?