Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. And for every preventable drunk driving death — 10,265 in 2015 alone —exponentially more lives are forever changed by the loss of a parent, child, friend, or loved one.
But on December 7, as families across America are preparing for the holidays, a single tweet could help save a life. That’s because NHTSA is hosting a Twitter chat from 3 – 4 p.m. ET to provide stats and information on buzzed driving prevention. Experts will be available to answer questions while you spread the word and encourage your followers not to drive buzzed. We’ve also got plenty of other resources available for you to help spread this life-saving message far and wide.
Who: NHTSA and our team of experts
What: Holiday Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Twitter Chat
When: Wednesday, December 7, 3 – 4 p.m. ET
How: Follow the conversation using the hashtag #BuzzedDriving. Feel free to mention @NHTSAgov in any of your tweets and we will get back to as many questions and comments as we can! Remember to include #BuzzedDriving in your comments so others can follow the conversation, too.
Invite your friends and followers to join us and help spread the important message about designating a sober driver and not getting behind the wheel while buzzed. Buzzed driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. So keep the holidays merry and bright and designate a sober driver.