Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving Campaign

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving is a campaign held by the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the Ad Council. You’ve probably seen their TV commercials as they jar you into realization about the fact that even drinking a little bit of alcohol can effect your driving ability.

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The Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving campaign is so important during the holiday season because people go to more parties this time of year where drinking is involved. We seem to get caught up in the celebratory feeling and let go of common sense. No one wants to be involved in an accident, especially one that causes injuries or fatalities.

According to the NHTSA:

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 alchol-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.

So what can we do about it?

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving is reality. Please remember this year round and not just during the holidays. Stay safe.

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Comments

  1. This is a very important issue always, but particularly around the holidays for obvious reasons. The campaign is brilliant. Even one drink can hamper your reaction time and judgment.

    I took the pledge & am following them on Twitter.

  2. I FOUND YOU!!!

    The link you left on my blog a few days ago did not bring me posthaste here to your foggily enchanted palace.

    Thank God for Google!

    This is good advice on not driving while buzzed, but on caffeine. I’ll take it. Thank you.

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