Make It to the Table: This Thanksgiving Eve, Don't Drink and Drive
Social Media Blitz
Wednesday, November 22
To make our roads safer around Thanksgiving, NHTSA is organizing a 1-day highway safety community social media blitz. Please join by sharing their posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and by engaging with your followers with your own posts. Use #buzzeddriving and #designateddriver to connect.
The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it one of the deadliest holiday on the roads.
Speak Up and Plan a Sober Ride
Plan for a safe ride — designate a sober driver, use a cab/public transportation, or stay at the location of the celebration.
Speak up – Offer to be a designated driver or be available to pick up a loved one anytime, anywhere. If you see an impaired person about to get behind the wheel, get them a safe ride home.
Buckle up — the best defense against a drunk driver.
Report drunk driving — call 911 when witnessing impaired driving behavior. Be prepared to provide location, license plate number and observed dangerous behavior.
Share this message using premade posts, which can be found at www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation