Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is proactive in fighting drunk driving and drugged driving at any time of the year – but especially over the holidays. According to MADD, approximately 4,700 young people die every year as a result of drunk driving. Unfortunately teens don’t have enough experience to know their limits and when they’ve had too much to drink. The young are also more likely to do unsafe things like drag racing or getting into cars with strangers. Aside from car accidents, rapes and muggings can also occur.
As parents, we struggle between wanting our teens to have fun and enjoy growing up while at the same time protecting them and reining them in for safety’s sake. New drivers already stand on tenuous ground because of lack of experience. When you combine driving inexperience with drugs or alcohol, the risk of accidents increases tremendously.
Here are some other tips MADD suggests for a safe New Years Eve:
- When driving and also planning to drink, designate a sober driver ahead of time
- When someone you know is drinking and plans to drive, do not let them get behind the wheel of a car
- Never get in a car with someone who has been drinking
- If you see someone who is drunk and driving, call the police
- When hosting a party, as guests confirm, find out whether they have a designated driver
- As much as possible, engage people in games or activities that don’t involve alcohol
- Offer your sofa to anyone who doesn’t have a designated driver and has been drinking
A great solution to the drunk driving dilemma is to rent a limousine, party bus or mini bus for New Year’s Eve celebrations. As parents, you can be worry free when a professional driver is chauffeuring your kids from one party destination to the next. This is a holiday gift in itself — just knowing your kids are safe on the road.
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