On the heels of salty chips and Super Bowl beer-fests, this caught my eye. Buzzed driving is the same as drunk driving, and a new Public Service Campaign is spreading the word… More than 10,000 people were killed in 2010 in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes. A buzzed driving accident can happen to anyone, anywhere, no matter which team they are rooting for.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are continuing their Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving PSA campaign. Here are some tips:
- Before drinking, designate a sober driver
- If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely
- Use your community’s sober ride program
- If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate, contact your local law enforcement
- Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. If you know people who are about to drive or ride with someone who is impaired, take the driver’s keys and help them make other arrangements to get their destination safely