In 2009, there were 411 motor vehicle traffic fatalities on our nation’s highways during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Whether at a Thanksgiving dinner or catching up with hometown friends, many of us 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. This Thanksgiving, help spread the joy; give thanks to life by not driving impaired.
Besides choosing a designated driver, think about alternative drink options that do not involve alcohol. Here is a link to 50 tasty drink recipes. I'm loving this one:
1/2 cup(s) fresh or frozen raspberries for garnish
2 cup(s) cranberry-raspberry juice
2 cup(s) seltzer
2 tablespoon(s) lime juice, plus 4 wedges for garnish
If using fresh raspberries, freeze them in a single layer for about 1 hour (or overnight) before proceeding. Combine cranberry-raspberry juice, seltzer, and lime juice in a pitcher. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with frozen raspberries and lime wedges. (Courtesy of eatingwell.com)
Check out this this Powerful Video which is a testimonial from Jody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty.com, about a tragic alcohol-impaired crash over the holiday season that killed several children.
If you find yourself in a situation where you don't have a designated driver check out the Alternative Ride Locator — We’ve created a Facebook tab with a list of nationwide alternative ride programs that can help keep you safe and off the road if you are buzzed.
Don’t ruin Thanksgiving with a DUI — or worse.
This post is part of the Global Influence campaign with the Ad Council and their Buzzed Driving Outreach program. It is not a sponsored post.