Each day about 32 people die from drunk-driving crashes in the United States.
Driving while impaired puts you, your passengers, pedestrians and other drivers in danger. Even a small amount of alcohol can impact driving. A blood alcohol concentration of .02 can affect someone’s ability to perform two tasks at one time – and that affects your ability to drive safely, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Here are a few safety tips:
• If you plan to drink, make a plan ahead of time for a sober ride home.
• Even if you’ve had only one drink, let someone who hasn’t been drinking take you home. A sober driver is one who does not drink at all - not the one who’s had the least to drink.
• If you’re hosting a party, help the designated drivers by making sure there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.
• Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, safely pull over and call 911.
• Always wear your seat belt.