It should be a sobering thought that every 52 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. But sadly, people still continue to drink and drive. These 100% preventable deaths – 10,076 in 2013 alone – wreak havoc on the lives of the family and friends of the victims.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking that on December 2, you take a moment out of your holiday planning to attend their Twitter chat. Scheduled from 3-4 pm ET (1-2 pm PDST), it’s a chance to learn more about buzzed driving and by participating, you’ll be sharing the message with your Twitter followers. Who knows who you might touch and convince to make the right choice to take a cab, call for a ride, or use a designated driver.
Take the pledge not to drive while buzzed and ask those you love to do the same. It’s the most valuable gift you can give one another.
Buzzed Driving – Saving Lives – One Tweet at a Time
Who: NHTSA and our team of experts
What: #BuzzedDriving is Drunk Driving Twitter Chat
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3 – 4 p.m. ET
How: Follow the conversation on Twitter by searching the hashtag #BuzzedDriving. Participate by adding the hashtag and @NHTSAgov in your tweets. Ask questions and post comments and interact with other participants.
NHTSA’s Safer Ride App
NHTSA’s SaferRide app lets users call a taxi or a friend for a ride. This free app can also identify their location so they can be picked up. The goal is to keep drunk drivers off our roads by making it easier for an impaired driver to call for help.