Let’s all use this opportunity to make a difference in our communities. Make a pledge to not drive impaired. Do what you can in order to prevent a friend or loved one from driving. Share this message!
Due to the overwhelming number of drunk driving accidents (and drugged driving accidents), the entire month of December is “National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month” in America. Drugs, prescribed as well as not prescribed, have major effects on a person’s driving skills and can cause tremendous harm to those in the car, as well as those outside the car. Conservative estimates show that 20% of crashes in the U.S. are caused by drugged driving. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, accounting for nearly one third of all traffic related deaths in the United States.
Drunk and drugged driving is increasingly becoming a major problem in the United States, but there are several ways in which we can all help stem this epidemic. Simply watching the amount of alcohol one consumes, and not allowing a friend or family member to get behind the wheel after drinking can make a big difference. Assigning a designated driver who will not partake in alcohol and or drugs is a HUGE help. Calling a taxi or cab to drive you to your destination may cost you $10-20, but you have to understand that it’ll save you SO MUCH down the road.
I also want to remind readers that MADD’s “Tie One On For Safety” campaign is also running right now – a testament to the staggering numbers of impaired driving accidents this time of year. This year let’s each do our part to make our communities safer for everyone.
Due to the overwhelming number of drunk driving accidents (and drugged driving accidents), the entire month of December is "National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month" in America. This year let’s each do our part to make our communities safer for everyone.