In 2018, 10,511 people nationwide died as a result of drunk driving. Driving after drinking can lead to death. Despite this undeniable fact, drunk driving is still happening. The threat of a decrease in finances, loss of a job or of a relationship due to drunk driving appears not to matter; neither does the possibility of injury or death due to a drunk driving crash. So… what does it take?
Don’t be a statistic. Be responsible this holiday season and throughout the entire year:
- Going somewhere? Always plan a safe ride home before the party starts: designate your sober driver.
- Never let anyone get behind the wheel if they have been drinking. Take the keys. Arrange for a sober ride home for them.
- Never drive after drinking. Call a sober friend, a cab or a ride-hailing service.
- Having a party? Host responsibly. Serve alcohol-free beverages for your sober drivers and make sure everyone leaves with their designated driver.
- Always wear your seat belt—it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.
Remember this… Drunk drivers account for nearly a third of all traffic crash fatalities in the U.S. If you suspect a driver is impaired, call 911 Your call could save someone’s life.