Thanksgiving Eve 2017

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

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