This Labor Day Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

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I know I have written about this many times before, but with Labor Day weekend among us I thought it was important to spread the word once again to help stop buzzed driving.

Did you know that in 2008, just over the Labor Day holiday weekend, 194 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver? I've heard people say things like "Well they deserve it for being stupid" but what they must remember is it's not always the one who's been drinking that gets hurt. It could be any of us.

This Labor Day, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are trying to remind people to plan ahead and designate a sober driver for any Labor Day celebration because "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving." By helping to spread this message during the Labor Day weekend we can help keep impaired drivers off the road, even if they have had just one drink. Everybody that helps share this message could help save a life!

The NHTSA has some pretty neat tools to help you do just that!

  • Post the new Designated Driver badge - a badge you can send to people to thank them for being both a designated driver, and a friend. You can post it on your site, share it through facebook or even twitter! Click the + to get it!

Visit Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving on Facebook and Twitter (@Buzzeddriving)

Remember: Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving.
This Labor Day, let's work together to put an end to buzzed driving. Don't ruin the end of summer with a drunk driving arrest or worse!
Plan ahead and ask your loved ones to do the same.

This post was written and published as part of a Global Influence partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council. I was NOT compensated for sharing this information.