Sobering Statistics

As we settle into the Holiday season and we celebrate with those holiday parties,
keep Safety a priority. Travelling with family and friends exposes everyone to risks of
bad weather, bad conditions, busy traffic, frustrated, and impaired drivers.

Over 17 million people have admitted to drinking alcohol and driving a motor
vehicle. Be safe in your travels and if you plan to drink any alcohol, get a designated
driver so that you Arrive Alive!

So what is too much to drink? That depends on everyone’s build, tolerance, food
intake and time between drinks. In reality, it is just not safe to drink any alcohol
and drive a vehicle!

  • Every 53 minutes, someone is killed in an alcohol related car accident.
  • In 2017, 29% of all fatal vehicle crashes involved drunk drivers.
  • Last Christmas, 131 people were killed in drunk driving crashes across the US.

Are you going to be a part of the problem or a part of the solution? Did you know
that the immediate impact to a person pulled over by Law Enforcement for driving
while under the influence is likely over $10,000. This does not even take into
consideration damage to a vehicle, medical bills, injuring others or other related

The bottom line is that NO ALCOHOL is the best when you are the driver. Your
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) can continue to rise for up to 3 hours after your last
drink. If you are the designated driver, many establishments will give you free
access to non-alcoholic beverages in recognition of your positive decision.

Before heading out for your special event, decide if you will be drinking ANY alcohol. If you plan to drink, remember that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving and that any alcohol in your system exposes you to many problems. During the Holiday season of
Christmas and New Years, most Law Enforcement agencies develop a zero tolerance guideline.

Remember, it is never ok to drink and drive, use public transport, call for a ride service, phone a friend or walk but NEVER operate a motor vehicle with alcohol in your system. If you have friends or family that are attempting to drive after drinking alcoholic
beverages, please do everything in your power to stop them by taking the keys. Remember the campaign of “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk!”. Offer to pick up someone that you know is going to be around alcohol or even volunteer to be the DD to keep everyone safe.

Alcohol affects at any quantity:

  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired vision
  • Slower response time
  • Reduced concentration
  • Difficulty in multitasking
  • Showers, coffee and fresh air DOES NOT help reduce
    your BAC or sober you up!!!

For more information visit:

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

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