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 alcohol-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 knows...it 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 (http://www.facebook.com/
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.
How you can help on Facebook:
Become a fan of the Buzzed Driving campaign on Facebook and ask your followers to do the same http://www.facebook.com/
How you can help on Twitter:
Follow @buzzeddriving, share information with your readers/followers about this Tuesday?s information discussion on Twitter ? http://resourcefulmommy.
Take the pledge to not drive buzzed here and ask your readers to do the same: http://buzzeddriving.