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Driving Prevention Month 2018 Blog

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with loved ones. Unfortunately, those celebrations can lead to deadly crashes due to impaired drivers. Thanksgiving through News Year’s Day is one of the deadliest times on our roadways. During December 2017, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just as troubling, data from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that almost 900,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 20 drove under the influence of alcohol last year. Because of the high number of impaired accidents in December, every president of the United States since 1981 has demonstrated the commitment to preventing impaired ...

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As talked about in a previous blog post, December is National Impaired Driving Prevention month due to the high number of deadly car crashes, with 830 who lost their lives due to drunk driving in 2012. Some of the reasons for the increased number of crashes is because there is more traffic and access to alcohol because of the holidays. Do your part to help prevent impaired driving this New Year’s Eve. Here are 11 tips for a safe New Year’s Eve: If you’re hosting a party, strategically plan (tips from Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Plan activities like party games or door prizes. Planned activities engage people, make for less active consumption of alcohol, and ensure that your friends remember the ...

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