According to statistics, the holiday season generates the highest peak in impairment and driving. December is dedicated to highlighting Impaired Driving Prevention to help reduce injuries and death during the holiday season.
Here are some facts regards to National Impaired Driving
The season between Thanksgiving and New Year produces the highest deadliest and most dangerous times in America as a result of impaired driving.
The holiday season has a high increase in alcohol consumption and impairment driving.
President Obama designated December as the National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
Some Things to Keep in Mind
It is illegal to drive while impaired
The life of others is valuable and cannot be replaced
Most people that have caused accidents or death while impaired never thought they would become part of the statistic
There is no excuse for driving impaired with the transportation access we have today
How to Stay Safe
Do not drive if you are impaired – there is no excuse for it
Find a designated driver or call for transportation (Uber or Taxi services)
Find out what transportation options you have and get those numbers ready before you leave
Hang the keys up if you drive to a party and leave your car there
Avoid drinking where you have to drive from one location to another
Talk to your teenagers about drinking and driving especially before the New Year celebration
Be an advocate and role model