According to the National Safety Council, someone is killed in an alcohol-related car accident every 30 seconds in the US. In 2006, alcohol related deaths on US roads rose to its highest level in 14 years. It canâ€™t be said often enough: NEVER mix driving with drinking. For those who are of age, drinking in moderation can be enjoyable, so long as you and your companions play by the rules.
- Never make plans to drink without assigning a designated sober driver first.
- If you are drinking and do not have a designated driver, take a taxi or bus home.
- Be cautious when driving at night and on holidays, when drunk drivers are most likely in action.
- If you see someone driving dangerously or swerving, call the police immediately. One phone call can get a potential killer off the road and save lives.
- Always wear a seat belt.
For more information, check out the National Safety Council website.