Over 20,000 people are killed each year in the United States, and close to one-third of those fatalities are due to drunk drivers. With the holiday season officially here, it’s important to remind everyone about the extreme importance of not drinking and driving.
Traffic fatalities can be dramatically reduced by having better laws in place aimed at drunk driving and occupant protection. Boosting public education, making sure that traffic safety laws are being followed and thoroughly enforced, and reinforcing the usefulness of restraints can also help tremendously.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently revealed that seatbelt usage is at its highest rate ever, at a whopping ninety percent. Yet even with the increased use of seatbelts, deaths are on the rise as drivers remain distracted. Efforts must continue to encourage better traffic safety laws and stress the importance of using seat belts as well as having a designated driver.
Whether you’re planning on spending a greater amount of time on the roads due to shopping for gifts, visiting friends and family, or attending holiday parties, make sure to always be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to the road at all times. If you’re planning on drinking, make sure to have a designated driver or consider using a service like Uber or Lyft.
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