Buzzed driving is drunk driving, so don’t do either or it’ll cost you $10,000.
That’s the safety campaign taking place right now by the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council. In 2010, 10,000 people died at the hands of a driver under the influence of alcohol, according to the traffic safety administration.
In the campaign, from Dec. 1-11, holiday revelers are reminded to not drive while under the influence of alcohol – even if they fell they are “just buzzed.” The campaign reminds drivers that if they:
- Plan to party, designate a sober driver.
- Are impaired, call a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.
- Live in a community that offers a free rides home program, use it.
- Come across someone they think is driving drunk, dial 911 to report them.
- Know someone who is about to drive buzzed or drunk, take their car keys and help them make other arrangements to get to their destination safely.
Come Dec. 11, the conclusion of the “Buzzed Driving is Drink Driving” campaign, NHTSA will host a Twitter Party. Simply follow the hash tag #buzzeddriving between 2-3 p.m. ET to participate.