December 13, 2013

Keep the Roads Safe: Dangers of Drinking and Driving During the Holidays

Holiday celebrations are often accompanied by booze, but getting on the road after having a few drinks is never safe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,228 people were killed driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010, including 415 in the weeks surrounding Christmas. Keep the roads safe for drivers and pedestrians as you enjoy the seasonal festivities by never drinking and driving.

Tips for the Driver

You are responsible for your own actions when you decide to drink. If you drink, it’s essential to find a sober driver to take you home afterwards, or call a cab. If possible, stay in a nearby motel or hotel and simply walk to your room after the party has ended.

Tips for the Host

Hosting a party comes with several key responsibilities. Serve a variety of food and non-alcoholic beverages, as attendees should never drink on an empty stomach. Provide a list of local taxi companies for intoxicated guests, and take their keys away if needed and call a family member or friend to give your guest a ride home.

For more information about drinking and driving during the holiday season, please call your auto insurance professionals, Brewer-Lloyd Insurance Group.