Best Practices - Best Posters To Promote No Drinking and Driving

Drunk driving is a a $46 billion dollar problem [1] that kills and puts our loved ones at risk. Drunk driving is a problem that simply should not occur. We as a society must not stand for this ignorance. Buzzed is drunk. Drunk drivers have killed and WILL kill again. Stop this needless murder.

Changing our society's view of the drunk driver is the first step. It all starts with education.

The advertising executives have glamorized drugs and alcohol.  We are making headway but we must do more.

Share the many posters and counter advertisements that tell the truth about drunk driving. Share the videos with your children and your friends.

The life you save may be the life of your very own family.

We MUST continue to educate our youth that drinking while intoxicated is not cool. Educating our young people that driving while buzzed is as bad and as dangerous as driving drunk - because it impairs our judgment.

Alcohol is an integral fabric in our society. Sadly alcohol is often not just joked about in movies, but glamorized. Throughout the decades we have lost renown artists to loss of control with chemical dependency. Car accidents are a common mantra of the tabloids. This is not just Hollywood - this is also happening in our home town.  Each one of us can make a difference.

Drivers with a BAC of 0.10% are 6 to 12 times more likely to get into a fatal crash or injury than drivers with no alcohol.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/research/AlcoholHighway/2__overview.htm

— wikipedia.com

Do Not Drink and Drive

do not drink and drive clip art of a martini glass and keys and red slash over the two together
do not drink and drive clip art of a martini glass and keys and red slash over the two together | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Poster
Do Not Drink and Drive Poster

Drunk Driving - This Could be You Video

The people who die are just like you and me.  They are our children, our grand children.  Their lives cut short because of a drunk driver.

Buzzed driving is drunk driving.

The photos of the people in the video are all victims of drunk driving.

Why did it occur?  Because no one stopped the person from driving.

The next person we don't stop might kill someone and that victim could be your family member, your best friend or even you.

As the video ends it says simply "Thank you for saving lives."

A $46 Billion Dollar Problem That Kills and Destroys Families

I worked with a young lady whose husband was not present for months - the secret was kept but yes, as I expected he was incarcerated for driving drunk.

This young woman and her young son were left alone without a father and without a husband for close to an entire year.

The punishment may seem harsh but when you see the damage caused by drunk driving you can understand.  Drunk driving does deserve incarceration.


1 person is injured from an alcohol-related crash every minute.

◾An average of 10,000 people die from drunk driving-related crashes every year. That’s 1 person every 50 minutes!

◾1 in 3 people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash during their life.

◾Drunk driving costs every American adult almost $500 per year.

— get.smarter.com
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
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Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
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Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs | Source
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs
Do Not Drink and Drive Signs

Safer Automobiles by State

 Alcohol Fatalities by State
Alcohol Fatalities by State | Source

Safer Automobiles Across The Various States

Safe Automobiles by State - Alcohol Fatalities by State
Safe Automobiles by State - Alcohol Fatalities by State | Source

"Drunk driving is the nation's most frequently committed violent crime. Underage drinking is the No. 1 youth drug problem, and MADD served more than 30,000 victims and survivors in 2004. It is time for everyone to realize that we need the support of the entire community to solve this problem and to save lives."
Glynn Birch

"There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege."
Jesse Ventura

Fatalities by State

Check out the heat map of the United States published by the National Highway and Traffic Safetu Administration that details alcohol related deaths state by state.

Isn't it interesting the statistics? Drunk driving and the percentages - the statistics are scary - lives are lost. Lives are lost on a regular basis. In my state - Wisconsin, conservative Midwest - look at the percentage of fatalities - 50%. People are dying from this senseless and preventable act. People are being killed. Our loved ones are being killed.

Where is your state? Can you encourage your co-workers and your loved ones to put an end to the preventable tragedy? Share this article with them today.

"The car crash that took the lives of these two lovely people has been portrayed as a traffic accident caused by a drunk driving at high speed. The reality is that it was murder."
Mohamed Al-Fayed

Mohamed Al-Fayed's Opion on Driving While Intoxicated


Who is Mohamed Al-Fayed? An Egyptian businessman born January 27, 1933 and the father of Dodi Fayed, the gentleman who died during a "car crash" with Diane. Dodi was Mohamed's oldest son from his first marriage. The car crash in the Pont de L'Alma tunnel in Paris made world headlines. The driver was Henri Paul. The "crash" occurred on August 31, 1997.

"An eighteen-month French judicial investigation concluded in 1999 that the crash was caused by Henri Paul, who lost control of the car at high speed while under the influence of alcohol, which may have been made worse by the simultaneous presence of an antidepressant and traces of a tranquilizer in his body."[2]

I agree with Al-Fayed - drunk driving is murder. Please do you part to share this information and forever change the paradigm of drunk driving. Drunk driving is murder. Driving is a privilege. The safety of our families is at stake.

I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.

— Stonewall Jackson

Tribute Video to Drunk Driving Fatalities

"The guy who killed our son had his car impounded and also had his license suspended, ... But he was driving his girlfriend's car. People who drive drunk will go out of their way to get a vehicle."
David Gleason

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.

— Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Closing Remarks - Do Not Drive Drunk Posters

Advertising and educating are two items we simply must do more of for the dangers of drunk driving.   I celebrate the posters presented here.  I celebrate the videos that highlight these tragic events that ARE preventable.

Drunk driving affects each and every one of us as these video have showcased. If you school or community does not take a stand, does not have a poster to warn of the dangers to you and your loved ones, talk to your local government officials and encourage them to take more preventive measures.

Life is precious. Driving drunk is not necessary. Not taking the time to promote safety may someday mean the life of someone near and dear to you and your family. Friends don't let friends drive drunk.

© 2011 American_Choices

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