This kind of hits close to home, won’t go into details. I really want to help spread the word about this. Buzzed driving IS drunk driving, PERIOD. No if, ands or butts.
It is the holidays and with the holidays come parties, family events and in some cases, alcohol.
Some quick facts:
* In 2008, nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – and during the periods around Christmas and New Year’s, this number was particularly high, with 316 people killed in alchol-impaired driving crashes.
* In 2007, 162,493 women were arrested for a DUI, an increase of almost 29% since 1998.
Drivers need to be reminded this holiday season, to NOT drive even if you had ONE drink. Just don’t do it, don’t.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the Ad Council are asking everyone to drive smart this holiday season and to pledge not to drive buzzed.
Please follow Buzzed Driving on Twitter (@buzzeddriving) and Facebook to get the latest updates and news. You can also visit the Buzzed Driving website where you can sign a pledge to not drive buzzed, play an interactive game which shows you the difference between buzzed and drunk, and hear stories from people who have driven buzzed.
It is easy to lose track of how many alcoholic beverages you consume, when at a party having fun. BUT, it can be FATAL. I encourage you all to help spread the word and maybe help save a life this holiday season. Thank you!