From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the winter holidays are the most “popular” times of year for people to get behind the wheels of their cars while intoxicated.
This holiday season, we want to join forces with those already promoting awareness and help promote safety behind the wheel. The dangers of drunk/drugged driving are frightening and accidents occur at alarming rates every day.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving leads this holiday campaign to protect our streets and consequently, our loved ones. According to their statistics, there are an average of 300,000 drunk/drugged driving incidents per day in the United States, and annually, there are over 1 million arrests made for intoxicated driving.
So this holiday season, remember a few simple tips to keep our roads safer and to prevent accidents and injuries:
- Always designate a driver while you’re making plans for the holidays! Don’t wait until it’s too late and make the mistake of thinking you’ll be fine without one.
- Make sure you know where your children are and who they are with. You don’t want your kids getting into a bad situation themselves, and not knowing where to turn.
- Get yourself out of uncomfortable situations. If a friend offers to be a designated driver and then that friend has a few drinks, don’t hesitate to change your plans and call a cab!
Remember, when it comes to drinking, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Please drink responsibly this holiday season!
If you have a classic car that you plan to take out on the town this holiday season, make sure it’s protected by the best! Call Classic Auto Insurance today for a free quote!
About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.