We say this every holiday season, but we feel compelled to say it again…
Holiday Safety Tip #2: Whether on land or on water, don’t drink and drive.
Earlier this week, we posted a blog about Operation Dry Water, a campaign to prevent BUI–“Boating Under the Influence.” And we also wrote about Operation Firecracker, part of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Booze It and Lose It” campaign. From now through July 4, 2011, there will stepped-up patrols and a greater number of sobriety checkpoints throughout the state.
During the Independence Day week of 2010, North Carolina saw 205 alcohol-related crashes, and six fatalities. In addition, 1,200 North Carolina motorists were charged with driving while impaired.
We wish everyone a safe, happy, and fun-filled 4th of July… but please don’t drink and drive.