As the holidays loom, we here at The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility want to remind you to be careful this holiday season.

We know that there are many temptations – holiday parties, new years’ celebrations, and long evenings with family and friends. But it’s important to remember that driving while intoxicated can have dire consequences.

Thankfully, it’s also very easy to avoid. It’s easy to plan ahead – by curbing one’s alcohol consumption, making plans with a friend, or writing down the number of a taxi service. There are also a number of free taxi services this holiday season that you could use. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a sponsor of one of them, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s Sober Ride program, which offers free taxi rides around major holidays in the Washington DC metro area.

Even if you’re not driving this holiday season, we still urge you to be moderate in your consumption of alcohol. Make sure your holidays are as safe and happy as they can be.