According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 30 people in the U.S. die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. That’s one death every 48 minutes. Below are some measures you can take to reduce alcohol-related accidents and save the lives of those you love.
If you have teenagers, talk with them about the danger of driving under the influence. Due to their inexperience, teens are at a greater risk of being involved in an alcohol-related car crash.
If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, remind your guests to make transportation plans, offer plenty of alcohol-free beverages, and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
Never let your family or friends drive impaired. Take their keys away and arrange for another means of transportation.
Whenever social plans involve alcohol, designate a sober driver or make plans to call a taxi. Be safe always.