Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Plan Ahead to Avoid Impaired Driving

Impaired driving claims thousands of lives every year, or approximately one death every 48 minutes.

Scheduled to coincide with the holiday season, December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. If your gatherings involve alcohol, make plans so that you don't have to drive after drinking. For example:

• Prior to any drinking, designate a non-drinking driver when with a group.

• Don't let your family or friends drive impaired. Take their keys away if necessary.

• If you have been drinking, get a ride home or call a taxi.

• If you're hosting a party where alcohol will be served, remind your guests to plan ahead and designate their sober driver; offer alcohol-free beverages; and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.

Stay safe as you gather with family and friends this holiday season.

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