My message is very simple this week: Don't drink and drive and don't drive buzzed.
Once again this year, TV stations around the country, including KAIT, have joined together to support Project Roadblock in an effort to remind our viewers on-air and on-line to not drink and drive.
The period between Christmas and New Year's typically has one of the highest rates of impaired driving fatalities, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
since the inception of Project Roadblock in 2004, we believe we have played a role in seeing on average a 40% decline in drunk driving deaths per day over the Christmas holiday season and a 28% decline per day over the New Year's holiday period nationwide.
Your decision and plans related to drinking and driving begin when you leave your home or place of business. That is the time when you need to think of a designated driver and make a decision about drinking and driving.
But if you do find that you have had too much to drink, then call a cab, a friend or relative and let them take you home. Don't endanger your life, someone else's life or your livelihood, because you didn't take the time to think.
Being safe, thinking about your neighbors before you take to the roads, and drinking responsibly if you choose to drink makes this A Better Region 8.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager
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