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The holiday season is often accompanied by a lot of food, time spent traveling and an increased consumption of alcohol. With that comes an increase in the number of drunk driving offenses in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Intoxalock Ignition Interlock has compiled some tips and resources to help you avoid drinking and driving this holiday season.
- Plan ahead. Know how much you plan on drinking over a set number of hours and have a plan to get home safely.
- Use a ridesharing service or taxi to transport you home. There are many applications that help drinkers “find a ride.”
- Politely decline alcohol if you plan to drive.
- Look out for others. Help impaired people around you make the safe choice to not drink and drive.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 700 people are injured or killed in drunk driving crashes each year during the holiday season (the time spanning between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day). Take the steps necessary to make the roads a safer place for everybody. For more information about an Intoxalock ignition interlock device, call our state specialists at (833) 623-0200.
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