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Posted on: November 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Don't Drink and Drive


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.

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