December is National Drunk and Drugged Driver Month

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Month. Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drivers with blood alcohol concentrations of .08 or higher. In the United States drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and illegal drugs may also cause impairment alone or in combination. Drug and alcohol impaired driving puts the driver, their passengers, and other road users at risk. You are reminded that If you drink, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi or a ride service, phone a sober friend or family member. If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys and help them arrange a sober ride home. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement. Your actions could help save someone’s life.