Alcohol and Other Drugs Don’t Mix With Driving
More than 500,000 people are injured in alcohol-related crashes every year — with over 12,000 resulting in death. AAA urges all motorists not to drink and drive.
AAA Michigan offers these Seven Steps to Safer Celebrations:
- Always drive safe and sober.
- Designate an alcohol and other drug-free driver before the party starts.
- Call a cab or plan to stay the night if you have had too much to drink.
- Never ride in a car with someone who is intoxicated.
- Report impaired drivers to local law enforcement immediately.
- None for the road. One drink can be one too many. Learn more about the effects of alcohol on driving and AAA’s efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related injuries and deaths.
- Be a responsible host.
- Provide a variety of alcohol-free beverages. Click here for delicious alcohol-free “Great Pretenders” recipes.
- Serve protein-rich, starchy foods.
- Slow down the drinking rate by providing activities, party games, lively talk and good food.
- Refrain from making alcohol the main focus of your party.
- Make sure your guests don’t feel pressured to drink alcohol.
- Never serve alcohol to underage guests.
- Refrain from having guests mix their own drinks.
- Choose a reliable “bartender” to help keep track of size and number of drinks guests consume.
- Remove alcoholic drinks toward the end of the party and surprise your guests with a coffee, tea and dessert buffet.
- Watch for over-indulgers and make sure they have a safe ride home or stay the night.
None for the Road
One drink can be too many. Learn more about the effects of alcohol on driving and AAA’s efforts to reduce alcohol-related injuries and deaths.