Please Don’t Drink and Drive!
This month is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention month and today being Christmas Eve, please don’t drink and drive! It’s not that hard to call a cab, have a designated driver or to plan on staying overnight at your party. New Mexico has a huge problem with drinking and driving.
According to University of New Mexico Division of Government Research, in 2007:
42% of all fatal crashes involved alcohol.
5% of all crashes involved alcohol.
A person died in an alcohol-involved crash every 50 hours.
A person was injured in an alcohol-involved crash every 5 hours.
An alcohol-involved crash occurred every 3 1/2 hours.
We see on the news all the time people who have 5, 6, 7 arrests for drinking and driving. It makes no sense and I don’t understand these repeat offenders, but drinking and driving kills. Please don’t be stupid/selfish and try to drive, there are more important things than you getting home when you’re drunk.
Here’s a bunch of resources to get free rides home. There is no excuse!
Enmu Safe Ride
Phone: 575-607-9995 or 575-607-5999
Details: Free to Eastern New Mexico University students only;
CADDy (Chauffeur and Designated Driver) Program (Santa Fe) The CADDy program provides a safe ride home via Capital City Cab to adults from a liquor establishment or residence/party where alcohol is served. Santa Fe County subsidizes cab fare up to $25. Cab riders pay $1 and the difference of the fare over the $25 limit. The service is offered on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Call 438-0000 for a $1 cab ride home.
These guys will even drive your car home for you for a tip (ABQ, Bernallio, Bosque Farms, Corrales, Rio Rancho, Isleta and Los Lunas) http://designateddriversondemand.com/about-us.html
There are also tons of resources out there for Designated drivers and a lot of states offer rewards to designated drivers. A lot of bars will also give you free sodas and non-alcoholic drinks if you are a DD.