As Christmas is approaching, the 2014 holiday season is in full swing. While many people are running between stores to get all the last-minute gifts they are looking for, others are focused on throwing the best holiday party. Whether you are invited to a friend’s or relative’s home for a Christmas party or a holiday company party, it is important to be safe on the roads during the holiday season.
Because holiday parties are a time to celebrate with friends and loved ones, many people tend to consume a lot of alcohol before getting into their cars and driving home. As a result, holiday parties often lead to drunk driving accidents. In fact, this time of the year is a time when drunk driving increases, which is why police officers in Florida are reminding all drivers to drive sober or get pulled over.
If you are planning on attending a holiday party, keep these things in mind before driving:
- Plan ahead
- Designate a driver if you are planning to consume alcohol
- Take a taxi cab home
- Call a sober friend or relative to pick you up
- Plan on spending the night
Because there are so many options to getting home safely, there should be no reason why you should drive your car after consuming alcohol. When drivers get into their cars after drinking, they can not only endanger their lives but the lives of other innocent motorists. Sadly, many people suffer serious injuries and even fatal injuries during thing time of the year due to drunk drivers.
We encourage you to drink responsibly this holiday season and driver sober in order to avoid being involved in a drunk driving crash and forever changing your life and the lives of others sharing the road with you.
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