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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Michele Pratt

Drive Sober – or Get Pulled Over

Here are some staggering statistics according to MADD (mothers against drunk driving)

  • Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
  • Every day in America 27 people die because of drunk drinking crashes.
  • An average drunk driver has driven over 80 times under the influence prior to their first arrest.
  • 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.
  • Taking a cold shower or drinking coffee will make cold or wide awake and still drunk.

What are some things you can do to help yourself and fellow drivers/passengers on the road?

  • Always have a designated driver, and have a plan B if that driver decides they would like to partake in
    some adult beverages. Plan B could be a taxi, Uber or having someone on deck for a ride.
  • Make sure you allow for ample recovery time. If you stop drinking at 2am and leave for work at 6am
    you may still be intoxicated.
  • Be aware of prescription medications you take. Some medications (especially painkillers) could result in a DUI.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.
  • If you are with someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arragements
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