Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Proclaimed National Drunk, Drugged Driving Prevention Month

WMBB News-ABC 13 (Florida) December 1, 2010

"Alcohol and drugs factored into more than 21,000 crashes last year, leading to more than 15,000 injuries. Since the holiday season is typically a time of celebration and heightened travel for many who drive to visit friends and family, December is designated as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. To combat impaired driving, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has teamed up with the Governor’s Office of Drug Control, local law enforcement agencies and safety advocates to educate drivers and to enforce the Driving Under the Influence laws. To emphasize the importance of this issue, Gov. Charlie Crist issued a proclamation to recognize 3D Prevention Month in Florida." Read More

1 comment:

  1. This is sad but true. As a parent that has received that knock at the door notifying me my 5 year old son had been killed, there's nothing worse that could happen. That was a wake up call to me to get involved. Now as a international speaker and author I travel worldwide and the stories I hear are almost unbelievable.

    Everyone thinks it won't happen to them (especially youth who are already inexperienced behind the wheel) combine that will multiple peers in the car, texting, eating and not to mention dui and it's not a matter of it, it's when and the families and friends are left behind to attempt to pick up the pieces.

    Dennis Mitchell