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According to the American College of Surgeons half of all deaths in the United States involve alcohol. Traumas, caused by alcohol related incidents, are the most tragic because they can be avoided.

 

 

Almost 30 people in the United States die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes.

These statistics make it imperative to have a safety plan in place before the consumption of alcohol begins. Some recommended precautions are:

Know your limit and plan ahead

  • Eat food before and while you drink
  • Beware of unfamiliar drinks
  • Appoint a designated driver
  • Respect the rights of individuals who do not want to drink
  • Space your drinks
  • Avoid drinking games
  • Avoid combining alcohol with other drugs
  • DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE

With the holiday season quickly approaching and statistics showing that 90% of all drunk driving happens after drinking with family, friends and co-workers, making use of these tips will help you be able to incorporate safety into your plans.