“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” goes the song. And for many Christmastime is indeed a joy. Even those who aren’t raised with Christmas traditions enjoy the lights, music, parties, gifts and cheer. It’s hard not to think about the holiday in December, so plentiful are the reminders.
Just imagine all that ruined forever due to holiday drunk driving. It could happen – collisions due to alcohol spike during this time. All those celebrations bring more opportunities to drink – and more chances to drink and drive. And even if you’re not driving while impaired, others are.
Suppose you let one of your loved ones leave a party and get behind the wheel – against your better judgment. She’s been drinking, and you know it’s not a good idea, but you don’t want to be a drag on the festivities, so you smile, say goodbye, tell her to be careful, and hope for the best.
Suppose that’s the last time you see her alive. What will the holidays be like from then on?
Every light, every song, every decorated tree will remind you of the one you lost. A season of joy turned into a season of sadness, year after year.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You probably already know what to do:
- Don’t drink and drive
- Watch out for other drivers who might have been drinking
- Don’t let your friends drink and drive. Take their keys if necessary, and organize a ride for them.
- If you’re hosting friends or family, watch out for them. Make sure they have non-alcoholic options, and have the number of a taxi company ready.
Keep the festive season joyous – forever. Monitech wishes you a safe and happy holiday.