In the period from 2003-2012, 3,699 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver in the state of Georgia. Prevention is key when it comes to drunk driving and drugged driving (those driving under the influence of prescription and non-prescription drugs). With the holidays coming and plenty of merry making at holiday gatherings, it is important to know how to prevent tragic situations involving those under the influence behind the wheel. At Around Woodstock, we’ve got three simple tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Before any holiday party or celebration begins, designate a non-drinking driver. If you make this clear in advance, that person will be sure to be responsible for the rest of your party.
Take the Keys
Do not let a friend or family member drive if they are impaired. It may be worth it to collect keys when individuals enter a holiday party in an effort to be proactive in this manner.
Be a Helpful Host
Help remind your guests to plan ahead with choosing a designated driver. Make sure that if you are hosting a holiday party, you provide plenty of non-alcoholic beverages. As guests leave, make sure that they are leaving with a sober driver.
We hope that you and your families enjoy the holidays Around Woodstock and Cherokee County. Please keep in mind the above tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as additional information that you may find using the following resources:
National Drunk and Drugged Driving-Detroit Medical Center
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month-Ohio Department of Health