This month you might hear a lot about the national and local statistics on drunk and drugged driving. You may hear ads on the radio and on TV, or you may see news reports online that provide you with the latest information on the dangers of drugged and drunk driving.
This type of outreach is important—and it may be especially important during the holiday season, when many people are attending parties and driving home afterwards. We encourage you to read the reports and the statistics.
But We Also Encourage You to Do More to Prevent a Personal Tragedy
While the statistics and national campaigns are important, there are steps that you can take to prevent a drunk or drugged driving accident from killing you or someone you know. Specifically, you can:
- Use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to raise awareness among your friends.
- Be careful when you are hosting a party. Do not let anyone who is drunk or high drive after being at your party.
- Be careful when you are at a party. Make sure there is a designated driver and watch that driver during the night to make sure he or she is sober.
- Lay down the law with your teenage children. Make sure that they understand the risks of drinking or using drugs and driving, and that they have plans to stay safe.
And We Encourage You to Know What to Do If a Tragedy Occurs
Unfortunately, you can’t control what other drivers do. If you are hit and hurt by a drunk or drugged driver, or if you have lost a loved one in such a crash, then we encourage you to start a live chat with us right now. Let us help you get the fair and just recovery that you deserve.