In 2009, there were 411 motor vehicle traffic fatalities on American highways during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Whether at a Thanksgiving dinner or catching up with hometown friends, many of you will be on the road this Thanksgiving weekend. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you head out for your festivities.
Designated Driver Drink List — One of the most important things you can do before going out is designate a sober driver. If you’re throwing a party, make sure to offer non-alcoholic drinks for the sober drivers. There is a compiled list on their Facebook tab with 50 non-alcoholic party drink recipes.
Alternative Ride Locator — There is a Facebook tab with a list of nationwide alternative ride programs that can help keep you safer.
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving website — Sign a pledge not to drink and drive; play “Spot the Difference,” an interactive game that simulates the effects of buzzed driving; and watch a real-life video about how buzzed driving changed one woman’s life.
This Thanksgiving, help spread the joy; give thanks to life by not driving impaired.