I don't want to put a damper on your Christmas cheer, but many of us want to be there for next Christmas as well. So if you decide to drink and drive, it's not okay in my book. Here's my reason.
On September 1oth, Emily Watts was stopped on Laurentian Drive at 10:15 p.m., waiting to make a turn, when an eastbound Ford SUV collided with the Honda, causing it to burst into flames incinerating the back half of the compact car. She was stopped to turn into her parents driveway.
She was only seventeen years old. He parents saw it happen.
I did not know her, but in my community she was loved by many and remembered by all! A tragedy that could have been prevented by the driver not getting in her car and driving drunk that night.
How many of these young lives do we need to lose before people get it?
So before even starting your Seasonal fun fest, stop and think about what your plans will be before you leave your door.
- if you are going to a party or a club and know when you are leaving, book a cab so you don't have to worry about waiting for one.
- if you are hosting the party, take all the car keys from your guests.
- serve non alcoholic drinks at your party
- prepare for guests to stay over
- call a friend
- plan on having some cab fare when you leave
- have a designated driver
- if you know that someone has been drinking don't hesitate to report it! You can be anonymous but it's better do something than nothing at all.
- Use the "Operation Red Nose" program or whatever program that is available in your town
Lets not have another untimely death like Emily's during the holiday season, or anytime for that matter.