Thursday, December 9, 2010

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving- Please Be Safe!!

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I just wanted to remind You to...Please Be Safe!!! Safe a Life!!

Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Getting behind the wheel after even just one too many drinks can lead to disaster. It is critical to be prepared. Plan ahead!!!

The fact is, last year, more than 250 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods. This is simply a critical time to continue spreading the word.

Whether at a holiday party, a New Year’s Eve bash at a bar or reveling with friends, many of us will be on the road this holiday season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you head out for your festivities.

Here's some tips:

•Join the Twitter Q&A on Thursday, December 9th at 2 PM ET. Follow the hashtag #buzzeddriving to get safety tips and prevention advice from NHTSA experts. You can follow the chat here: http:/

• Designated Driver Drink List — One of the most important things you can do before going out is designate a sober driver. If you’re throwing a party, make sure to offer non-alcoholic drinks for the sober drivers. Check out the Facebook tab with 50 non-alcoholic party drink recipes.

•Alternative Ride Locator — check out the Facebook tab with a list of nationwide alternative ride programs that can help keep your readers safe.

•Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving website — You 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.

This holiday season, let’s work together to put an end to buzzed driving. Don’t ruin the holidays and the end of the year with a DUI — or worse. A new year is coming up -- do your part to lower the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2011! Ring in the New Year safely. Please plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you begin celebrating. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

*Disclosure: I posted this,as a member of Global Influence, to spread the word about the dangers of driving buzzed. I did not get compensated for this post.*

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