If alcohol is part of your New Year's Eve celebration, we encourage you to choose a designated driver or call a cab. New Year's consistently ranks as the deadliest day of the year for alcohol related crashes.
Brenda Smith, AAA Consultant, "we encourage before you ever leave your home you have a designated driver...designated driver means someone who is not going to drink alcohol. "
The New Years holiday consistenly ranks as the number one deadliest day to drive; all of the crashes are alcohol-related fatalities.
The alarming statistics show last New Years Eve in Florida 122 people were killed due to alcohol-related crashes. 66 of those people had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.
Bill Dawkins, Leon County Sheriff's Office, stated, "its a holiday like any other holiday with drinking and driving probably more people are out in this holiday than the others make plans ahead."
And AAA gives drivers a few guidelines to follow.
Brenda Smith, AAA Consultant, "we ask that you pull off to a safe location, you make that call to 911because it can save your life as well as that persons live and the lives of others."
Triple AAA has a Tow-to-go program available today. It runs through midnight tomorrow:
(855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246
850-999-9999, 3941 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL
(850) 228-9669, 1134 Kissimmee St, Tallahassee, FL 32310
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