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If You Drink, Please Don’t Drive

If You Drink, Please Don’t Drive

As a member of Global Influence, I receive interesting, thought-provoking articles.

This one touched my heart.

I can’t say, for certain, that I have lost anyone to buzzed or drunk driving, but what I do know is that I am very much against the act of driving under the influence.

I’ve seen too many news stories and witnessed too many lives damaged by this useless, senseless act.

car key with alcohol drink

Global Influence reminded me of just how tragic this careless act is when they included in an email the following:

In 2008, nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – and during the periods around Christmas and New Year’s, this number was particularly high, with 316 people killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. In 2007, 162,493 women were arrested for a DUI, an increase of almost 29% since 1998. You can’t help but wonder if lives could have been saved if people thought twice before getting behind the wheel. With the holidays approaching, it’s important that drivers be reminded about the dangers of buzzed driving. Who knows…it could save a life.

Global Influence also included this video about Emily’s story.

It left me tear-filled.

A blood alcohol level above .08 is legally intoxicated.

How drunk is .08? 

Simply put, it’s going to depend on the individual and factors such as weight, how much alcohol they have a tolerance for, etc.

Each person is going to feel and function differently at .08.

This BAC calculator is kind of fun to play with and gives you an idea of what your BAC.

You can follow Buzzed Driving on Twitter (@buzzeddriving) to get the latest updates and news.

You can also visit the Buzzed Driving website where you can sign a pledge to not drive buzzed, play an interactive game that demonstrates the difference between buzzed and drunk, and hear personal stories from people who have driven buzzed.

While at holiday events, it’s easy to lose track of a drink here or there – but this can be fatal.

This holiday season, keep you and your family safe by spreading this message.

If you do drink on New Year’s Eve find a program like “Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home” in your area and have the number in your purse or wallet.

If You Drink, Please Don’t Drive

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