December 28, 2017 Mellisa McColley

Drive Sober


FHP has the following tips to help you make that celebration fun and safe.  Plan a safe way home before the fun begins.  Always Buckle Up. A seat belt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature, but it only works if you use it.  Before drinking, designate a sober driver.  If you are a designated driver, do not drink. One drink is one too many.

If you’re impaired and did not designate a driver, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.  If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement or dial *FHP (*347). This call could save a life.

If you know people who are about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.  Remember, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle (in motion or stopped) by the driver and or the passenger(s) is a violation of Florida law.

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