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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

 
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that's one person every 48 minutes. Although that’s a 4% decrease over the year before, drunk driving deaths still account for 29% of the 36,560 traffic fatalities last year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
Additionally, distracted driving accidents are on the rise; accounting for over 3,000 deaths in 2017. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
 
During the holidays, many of us will travel to visit family and friends. There’s also holiday parties to attend and shopping to get done. With increased traffic on the road comes increased risks.
 
Take time to talk to your loved ones about the importance of being safe this holiday. Consider using ride apps like Uber and Lyft as well as Drive Mode Apps as part of making safer choices.  Remember, the best gift you can give your family this holiday is the gift of being together in the New Year!
 

Tips of the Month:

  • Learn the facts. Just Think Twice has statistics regarding impaired driving—drunk driving, marijuana use, the use of electronics, and other substance abuse—and its contribution on families, rates of injury and fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System also presents several facts regarding Alcohol-Impaired driving
  • Read true stories of recovery. Just Think Twice has a database of true stories of addiction and recovery. The stories take readers through the storytellers’ journeys from initial addiction to recovery as well as, all the ups and downs in between.
  • Get involved. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has several ways for interested parties to get involved including donating a safe ride, vehicle donation, fundraising, and online giving. Visit their website for more information. 

The Events Calendar offers a listing of national, regional and community-wide events that might be of interest to our targeted stakeholders. This includes conferences, webinars, policy forums, etc. You may submit events for consideration and inclusion on the Events Calendar.

Submitted events will be reviewed, and once approved, the event and its details will be posted on the calendar. Supporting documents, registration information, and flyers can also be posted and downloaded with each event.

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