Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tis the Season

     Last night was the annual Hurricane Hole Christmas party, The crowd was huge and a great number of locals and employees partied on until around midnight.   It hit me last night that I had not mentioned anything about being careful and not driving to or from the holiday parties.   This is the time of year that the most DUI citations are given and there are always a large number of serious accidents that ruin the holiday season for many many people.

     "You're not paranoid, they really are out to get you. If you plan to drink during this up-coming holiday season and get behind the wheel of a vehicle, the police are determined to get you off the road".     "Yes, there are more patrolmen than usual on the highways during this time of the year. And there are more of those pesky checkpoint roadblocks set up around the area. On top of that, almost everyone on the road has a cell phone now and can report erratic driving instantly".  Read more at http://alcoholism.about.com/od/dui/a/Drunk-Driving-During-The-Holidays.htm .

    Make your holiday season a fun one, but if you do decide to enjoy your rum or other fine spirits be responsible enough to take other transportation home.  Do not become a statistic, drinking and driving is a lose lose proposition.  
     My Friend Robert Burr in the blog he writes, http://www.examiner.com/article/georgia-launches-holiday-campaign-to-address-the-dangers-of-drinking-and-driving   gave us a information on a program that is in effect in Georgia that simply states "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" There are many of these programs going on in all of the states.  The sign is correct, "they will see you before you see them"   Enjoy your holidays and take a taxi or have a for real designated driver.   I don't want to loose any of my readers of have them spending a year or better straightening out a mess that drunk driving got them into.

     Have a very pleasant and fun holiday season.   ;o)