Safe driving tips from AAA
PHILADELPHIA - December 30, 2011 (WPVI) -- As millions of Americans prepare to ring in the New Year, it is important to remember the safety precautions drivers should take during this festive season.
AAA cautions partygoers against getting behind the wheel after the champagne toast.
According to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, during the last decade, the years' highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occurs on New Year's Day.
To keep roadways safe on New Year's Eve, AAA Mid-Atlantic encourages motorists to avoid the "Three Deadly D's of Driving":
1. Distracted Driving.
2. Drunken or Drugged Driving.
3. Drowsy Driving.
Drive only while drug and alcohol-free, pick a designated driver for the evening, plan to take a cab or stay with a friend.
Please encourage family and friends to pick a designated driver before they head out on New Year's Eve.
AAA also offers a link to a list of "Sober Ride" programs by state. These programs offer rides to intoxicated patrons (generally for a fee).
AAA Mid-Atlantic has been receiving inquiries about the availability of programs to prevent impaired driving for New Year's Eve.
A lot of information is being shared through social networking about the "Tipsy Tow" program. AAA Mid-Atlantic would like make everyone aware that the "Tipsy Tow" program is not a nationwide program and is not available in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware.
AAA has provided additional information and resources to help make 2012 a happy and safe New Year.
AAA encourages everyone to be safe and avoid impaired driving.Links:
philadelphia, pennsylvania, driving, DUI, holidays, local/state
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