Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Don’t Drink and Drive
Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 48 minutes and the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. Driving drunk is never OK. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same.
Take a few minutes to make sure you and others avoid injury and death from impaired driving.
- Designate a nondrinking driver before any party or celebration begins. Remind others to do the same.
- Don’t drink and drive. Get a ride home or call a taxi.
- Take the keys. Don’t let someone else drink and drive.
- If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, remind your guests to plan ahead and designate their sober driver; offer alcohol-free beverages; and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
- Buckle up every time. It’s your best defense against a drunk driver.
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