Don't Mix Alcohol with Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 10,000 people die in automobile crashes related to alcohol in the United States each year. Tougher DWI laws are one answer to reduce these losses, but it’s also the responsibility of each driver to help keep the roads safe and not drive under the influence. Here are some helpful tips related to alcohol and driving:

  • If you’re going out and you know you’ll be drinking, plan a safe ride home ahead of time. Arrange for a friend who isn’t drinking to be the designated driver for the night.

  • If you know someone has been drinking, do not let them drive. Take their car keys and help arrange a safe ride home for them.

  • If you have been drinking and you don’t have a sober ride home, arrange for a taxi, ride-sharing service, or a sober friend to pick you up. Do not drive.

  • If you’re having a party and you will be serving alcohol, make sure any guest who has been drinking leaves with a sober driver.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration