Buzzed? Am I talking about that feeling we are all probably STILL experiencing after absolutely stuffing ourselves with turkey during Thanksgiving? You may still be experiencing a turkey coma; however, the buzz that I’m referring to is due to alcohol! December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month! That’s a lot of words that you may or may not understand, but I’m about to give you the rundown on the importance of understanding not only what all of those words mean, but the importance of supporting this message year round!
Drunk or drugged driving means getting behind the wheel of a car, motorcycle, boat, or anything with a motor after drinking alcohol. The consequences can be catastrophic, so buzzed driving is drunk driving!National Commission Against Drunk Driving Statistics
•41 percent of all traffic crashes are alcohol-related.
•Nearly 600,000 Americans are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes each year.
•Someone dies in an alcohol-related traffic crash every 30 minutes. Every two minutes someone is hurt (non-fatally injured) in an alcohol-related accident.
•Three out of every 10 Americans face the possibility of being directly involved in an alcohol-related traffic crash during their lifetime.
So, even though we only give this topic one month, please understand that your choices may not only affect you, but anyone around you on the road! I would love if you would all take the pledge and don’t drink and drive! And if you are underage, take our pledge and Rethink the Drink! You can also text: