Drive Sober This Summer

Every 52 minutes, someone dies from a drunk-driving crash in the United States. Even if you haven’t heard that specific statistic before, everyone agrees drinking and driving is unacceptable. What you may not know is that driving under the influence of prescription drugs can be just as deadly.

No matter the occasion, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have deadly consequences. In addition, a DUI arrest costs, on average, $10,000 when including car towing, repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work and more. During the 100 Deadliest Days, make sure you drive sober to keep yourself and those around you safe on our roads.

How to recognize an impaired driver on the road

You may be observing an impaired driver if they:

  • Drive unreasonably fast, slow or inconsistently.
  • Weave in or out of their travel lane.
  • Make frequent lane changes.
  • Ignore traffic signals and signs.
  • Drive at night without lights.
  • Drive too close to curbs, shoulders, the edge of the road or straddle the center line.

prescription & over-the-counter medicine can impair your ability to drive safely

Know You’re Going Out? Make a plan.

Remember, with all of today’s options to arrive home safely, there is NO excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs. If you use alcohol, know your limit, get a designated driver or use a ride service like Uber or Lyft.