Drinking and driving rises during the holidays. With the advent of the holiday season, opportunities to get together with friends and family will abound. After-work socials, company parties and friendly gatherings seem to fill the calendar. Unfortunately, highway traffic statistics tell us that during the season of good cheer, the number of people who consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of their car also goes up. Highway safety data show that the number of arrests for drunk driving and the number of alcohol-related accidents rises alarmingly during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. You should always keep this in mind when alcohol is part of the celebration. No matter what type of alcohol is being consumed, it delivers the same effects. A person who consumes 6 ounces of wine receives the same amount of alcohol as a person who drinks 12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounce of hard liquor. Don’t let the temptation to drink and drive spoil the holiday and take the precautions necessary to avoid driving under the influence.
Drug Screen Compliance conveniently offers breath alcohol testing for reasonable suspicion and post accidents for further information please contact our office at 432-332-9421.
Have a Happy, Safe, and Drug Free Holiday!
President, Stephen Linneman