Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the Ad Council are asking everyone to drive smart this holiday season and to pledge not to drive buzzed.

I know from personal experience that it's easy to feel as though it's okay to drive after just one drink; it's been years since I've been in that situation, but I remember. I've seen friends walk another friend to her car--even though she was obviously impaired--and let her drive home. She was very, very lucky that she didn't hurt herself or anyone else.

This holiday season, I'm joining with the NHSTA and the Ad Council to share the message:

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Want to do more?
  • Watch "Emily's Story" on YouTube
  • Follow @BuzzedDriving on Twitter
  • Follow Buzzed Driving on Facebook
  • Visit the Buzzed Driving website, where you can sign a pledge to not drive buzzed, play an interactive game which demonstrates the difference between buzzed and drunk, and hear personal stories from people who have driven buzzed
  • Help spread the word!

Disclosure: I have not received compensation in any form for sharing this information, which was provided to me by NHTSA and Ad Council through Global Influence.


  1. I have always been against drinking and driving, and always will be.

    I lost my stepdad to a drunk driver.

  2. I remember being the child being driven. It was so scary. I wrote about it before Christmas. I hope our reminders will make at least one person think before they drink and drive.


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