Why it is not smart to drink and drive

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With the holidays quickly approaching, it is important to ensure that you drink responsibly to avoid a DUI. There will be an increase in DUI checkpoints around the country during the holidays, so refrain from drinking and driving to avoid a DUI or worse, a terrible accident.

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Why it is not smart to drink and drive

  1. 1. Why it’s Smart NOT to Drink and Drive During the Holiday Season Garrett T. Ogata
  2. 2. Drunk Driving During Holidays There is a surge of alcohol-related car accidents that occur every holiday season In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, including 415 in the second half of December
  3. 3. Drunk Driving Deaths Every year in the U.S. nearly 2000 people are killed in alcohol and drug related crashes during the holidays and thousands more are injured Help keep impaired drivers off the streets always, but especially during the holidays
  4. 4. DUI Checkpoints DUI Checkpoints are set up so officers can stop all vehicles and do breathalyzer tests Law enforcement officers are more likely to institute DUI checkpoints during holidays
  5. 5. Increased Traffic During the holiday season, there are many people traveling to visit family, more people on the road increases the likelihood of an accident Impaired drivers are more likely to be involved in a crash when traffic is heavy
  6. 6. More Parties Many parties during the holiday serve alcoholic beverages Many who don’t normally drink or rarely drink are more inclined to consume alcohol at holiday events
  7. 7. Lower Tolerance Those who rarely drink, have a lower tolerance to alcohol and are more likely to drink during the holiday season With a lower tolerance, it is more likely that drivers will be impaired easily during the holiday season
  8. 8. Winter Road Conditions Many times the road conditions are less favorable during the holiday season Winter road conditions can be a contributing factor in vehicle accidents especially when combined with impaired driving
  9. 9. Do Not Drink and Drive Holidays should be a time for celebrating Avoid the stress of a DUI charge by not drinking and driving
  10. 10. For More Information Visit www.gtogata.com Or call 702-366-0891

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