Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Don’t Drink and Drive
Drinking and Driving - A Threat to Everyone. Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. 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 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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- Page last reviewed: December 15, 2014
- Page last updated: December 15, 2014
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