Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Help Stop Buzzed Driving!!!!!!

Did you know that in 2008, just over the Labor Day holiday weekend, 194 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver? That is 194 people too many!  What a waste of 194 lives!

This Labor Day, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are trying to remind people to plan ahead and designate a sober driver for any Labor Day celebration because "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving."

We need your help to spread this message during the Labor Day weekend to help keep impaired drivers off the road, even if they have had just one drink.

Here are some things YOU can do to save lives!

-Plan ahead: Whenever you plan on consuming alcohol, designate your sober driver before going out and give that person your keys;

-If you’re impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;

-Promptly report drunk drivers you see on the roadways to law enforcement;

-And remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

-If you're throwing a party, make sure to offer up non-alcoholic drinks for the sober drivers in your group. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drunk Driving Prevention Facebook Fan page has compiled a Facebook tab with 50 non-alcoholic party drink recipes right here.   There's something here for every taste and every type of get-together!

-Check out the Alternative Ride Locator -  a Facebook tab with a nationwide list of alternative ride programs. Share this page with the people that you love!

-Tell your friends about Buzzed Driving , a drunk driving website.  Here readers can sign a pledge not to drink and drive, play "Spot the Difference," an interactive game that simulates the effects of buzzed driving , and watch a real-life video about how buzzed driving changed one woman's life.  It is a very good way to demonstrate the dangers of Buzzed Driving.

Thank you in advance for your help! This Labor Day, let's work together to put an end to buzzed driving. Don't ruin your summer with a drunk driving arrest. Designate a sober driver before you begin celebrating. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Disclaimer:  I was not paid or compensated for this post.  I am providing it as a service to my readers.

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