December 16, 2009

Take a pledge not to drive buzzed

It's holiday party season - time to celebrate all of the exciting
winter holidays with our friends and loved ones. Our mailboxes are
flooded with invitations to parties and dinners and other holiday
get-togethers. With these parties come food, fellowship, gifts, and
in many cases, festive alcoholic drinks.

In 2008, nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. were killed in
alcohol-impaired driving crashes - and during the periods around
Christmas and New Year's, this number was particularly high, with 316
people killed in alchol-impaired driving crashes. In 2007, 162,493
women were arrested for a DUI, an increase of almost 29% since 1998.
You can't help but wonder if lives could have been saved if people
thought twice before getting behind the wheel. With the holidays
approaching, it's important that drivers be reminded about the dangers
of buzzed driving. Who could save a life.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the Ad
Council are asking everyone to drive smart this holiday season and to
pledge not to drive buzzed. Help spread this message during the
holiday season by posting about the dangers of buzzed driving, sharing
a story or experience you might have had with buzzed driving and
encouraging readers to follow Buzzed Driving on Twitter
(@buzzeddriving) and Facebook to get the
latest updates and news. You can also visit the Buzzed Driving
website  where readers can sign a
pledge to not drive buzzed, play an interactive game which
demonstrates the difference between buzzed and drunk, and hear
personal stories from people who have driven buzzed.

While at holiday events, it's easy to lose track of a drink here or
there - but this can be fatal. This holiday season, keep you and
your family safe by spreading this message.

Have a safe and happy holiday and remember that buzzed driving IS
drunk driving.

I will make a pledge not to drive buzzed, you can make your pledge here:

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