On July 4th, as our country celebrates its freedom, our freedom of choice seems wonderfully endless. Hammock or lounge chair? Brownies or cupcakes? If you’re an adult: soda or beer? Water or a cocktail? And if you choose the latter, will you drive yourself home or be driven be someone else?
Lots of prep work goes into making a memorable July 4th celebration, but don’t forget that planning your way home, or making sure your guests have safe options to get home after the party ends, is part of your civic duty. We all use our roads, let’s all keep them safe.
On July 4th, make the choice to be responsible. Please share this video and remind your friends and family to celebrate safely. Keep in mind:
- Drunk driving crashes accounted for 44% of the traffic fatalities during the July 4th holiday making it one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roadways in 2012
- There are many safe options to get home: arrange a ride with a sober friend, call a cab or look for free ride programs in your community, like WRAP’s SoberRide, available in the greater Washington, DC area.