4th of July-Buzzed Driving is DRUNK Driving

4th of July-Buzzed Driving is DRUNK Driving 1

4th of July is just around the corner and thanks to Global Influence, I am able to share this info with you. Please remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver for any road trip. Buzzed driving is still driving drunk.

While many of us focus on fireworks safety each Fourth of July, we also need to keep our roads safe for the drive home after the festivities.

Whether at a family picnic or viewing the local fireworks display, many of us will be on the road this Independence Day.  It’s time to spread the word about the dangers of buzzed driving and to remind people that Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving, and the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead.

We need your help in keeping the roads safe for everyone this July Fourth by spreading the word that buzzed driving IS drunk driving.

There are four steps you should take to protect your loved ones on the Fourth of July.

1.) Designate a sober driver before you leave for your Fourth of July events.

2.) Be ready to take alternate transportation such as a bus or taxi.

3.) Have the phone number of a taxi service stored in your phone before you leave for the party.

4.) Call 9-1-1 if you see an impaired driver on the road.

Even if you will not be drinking alcoholic beverages this Fourth of July, keep in mind that over the course of 2008, 1,179 people in other vehicles were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers.  And there were a total of 491 motor vehicle traffic fatalities during the Fourth of July Holiday period (Thursday, July 3rd, 6 pm to Monday, July 7th, 5:59 am). And for those who say they don’t plan on over-indulging . . . a buzzed driving crash looks the same as a drunk driving crash.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving!

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  1. Thanks for posting about something so important. Hopefully people will realize how dangerous it is driving even drinking just one drink.
    .-= Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy´s last blog ..The Latest Pampers Gifts to Grow Code for June =-.

  2. I am not a drinker at all right now due to being on Antibiotics…but our family does usually celebrate with some adult beverages. Making a PLAN ahead like you mentioned is KEY. It IS so scary that so many OTHER drivers do drive buzzed, or completely drunk. sigh…it is often the family in the car that they HIT that is taken out and life cut short. So sad and SO PREVENTABLE!
    thanks for posting this one. People need to be reminded at EVERY major holiday especially!

  3. Thanks for the heads up! I needed to read this because I sometime am “buzzed” but not drunk and think I’ll be fine behind the wheel. I would never be able to forgive myself if I hurt an innocent person.
    Thank you.

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