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Auto Accidents

3 Ways to Prevent Drunk Driving

Don’t drink and drive; it’s a simple mantra, but one so many people have trouble following. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that in 2012, 10,322 people died and more than 345,000 people were injured as a result of collisions caused by drunk driving. If you’ve vowed never to drink and drive, it’s a start, but there’s more you can do to prevent drunk driving among friends and family members. Follow this simple checklist whenever alcohol is around.

Don’t Meet for Drinks — Meet Beforehand

Nightclubs and bars are fairly popular meeting places. You might even meet a friend at a nice restaurant and expect to share a glass or two of wine over a meal. Don’t let a loved one walk that fine line between tipsy and inebriated. If you plan on drinking, don’t meet at the restaurant, bar or nightclub. Meet at one of your homes and carpool, and choose one of you to be the designated driver. Or take a taxi to and from where you’ll drink, and you can both drink, and the taxi can stop at your separate residences to pick you up.

Have Guests Spend the Night

Many people can drink responsibly, but it only takes a small ce