Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Don’t Drink and Drive

don't drink and driveDrinking 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