St Patrick's Day is celebrated world wide with parades, wearn' o the green, eating corned beef and cabbage and drinking green beer. Are you planning to go out with friends this Wednesday to celebrate? Have you decided who in the group is going to be the designated driver? Not going out to celebrate? Did you know that even if you don't plan on drinking on St Patrick's Day your life can still be in danger from all of the drivers who have been? In 2008, 1179 people in other vehicles were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. A buzzed driving crash looks the same as a drunk driving crash and it causes the same pain to a family who lose a loved one. I hate to say it but I was one of those buzzed-drivers more than once. I was lucky that I didn't hurt or kill myself or someone else. I have learned that even 1 or 2 drinks can impair your judgment and reactions. Fortunately I didn't have to learn it the hard way. I am joining Global Influence in their work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to remind people that BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING.
To learn more about the impact buzzed driving can have on a life, please watch this important video about the financial and personal repercussions of getting a DUI.
For more information, visit Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving on Facebook and on Twitter @Buzzeddriving.
Plan ahead and ask your loved one to do the same thing. Don't become a statistic.
REMEMBER: BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING
This information was provided through my membership in Global Influence, NHTSA and the Ad Council.
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