Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving. Celebrate St Patricks Day Safely!

Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and it's not the luck of the Irish that will keep the roads safe. It's planning now for a safe and sober way home.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, 1,179 people in other vehicles were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers.

And did you know....Buzzed drivers drink and drive, but do not consider themselves a hazard on the roadway because they have had only a few drinks?


If you're headed out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this Wednesday, March 17, The Mom Trap, Global Influence along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council wants to remind you about these important safety tips:

  • Designate a sober driver before you leave for your event.
  • Be ready to take alternate transportation such as a bus or taxi. Have the phone number of a taxi service stored in your phone before you leave for the party.
Even if you're not when you and your family are on the road headed to choir practice, a t-ball game, or coming home from school, you may be sharing the road with those returning from a fun St. Patrick's Day event.

To learn more about the impact buzzed driving can have on a life, please watch this important video about the financial and personal repercussions of getting a DUI:

REMEMBER: Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving. Plan ahead and ask your loved ones to do the same.
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