We all love celebrating the holidays, but drinking and driving can make that festive time deadly for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. December’s National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month has a high fatality rate due to people driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. According to the National Safety Council, over 40,000 people died in alcohol-related traffic accidents last year, so this year, stay safe during the holidays.
Here are some tips on how to avoid impaired driving during the holidays:
- Don’t drink and drive!
- Use ride-share apps (even if you live close).
- Don’t rely on the “one drink an hour” motto.
- Choose a reliable designated driver.
- Stay with a friend to avoid driving.
For more information on National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, click here.