December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

President Obama has announced that the month of December will be considered National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

Impaired driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, along with distracted driving due to cell phone use has been the cause of numerous car accidents and even deaths. In an address, Obama mentioned intiaties his Administration would take:

“My Administration is working to decrease the incidence of drugged driving by 10 percent over the next 5 years as part of our 2011 National Drug Control Strategy. We are collaborating with State and local governments to bolster enforcement efforts, implement more effective legislation, and support successful, evidence-based prevention programs. These ongoing initiatives are supplemented by our Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which aims to deter impaired driving during the holiday season.”

Be part of the cause to end impaired driving. Stow away phones, call someone if you’ve had too much to drink, do not operate a vehicle if you’ve taken prescription medication, and steer clear of illicit drugs.

To read the entire article, click here.

Watch this news story of a 21-year old Canadian man who died in a car that was operated by a drunk driver: http://watch.ctv.ca/news/latest/drunk-driving/

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