Tuesday, June 29, 2010
That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are once again igniting their “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving” campaign. What is “buzzed driving”? Buzzed drivers drink and drive, but do not consider themselves a hazard on the roadway because they have had “only a few” drinks. The NHTSA and the Ad Council want you to know: Buzzed driving IS drunk driving!
I’d like to encourage you to use this holiday to spread the word about the dangers of buzzed driving. Remind people that Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving. And remember that the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead. Here are four steps you can take to protect your loved ones on the Fourth of July.
1) Designate a sober driver before you leave for your Fourth of July events.
2) Be ready to take alternate transportation such as a bus or taxi.
3) Have the phone number of a taxi service stored in your phone before you leave for the party.
4) Call 9-1-1 if you see an impaired driver on the road.
To learn more about the impact buzzed driving can have on a life, please watch this important video about getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI): http://buzzeddriving.adcouncil.org/sign.php#video.
Remember: Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving. Plan ahead and ask your loved ones to do the same.
DISCLOSURE: As a thank-you for posting this important information, Global Influence is entering me into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate.