We have promoted our annual Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver campaign and the Recipes for the Road booklet for 24 years. According to Florida’s 2021-2025 SHSP, one out of every four traffic fatalities in Florida involves a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs. Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver and Recipes for the Road focus on the SHSP strategies of both education and insight into creating safer communities. They are specifically designed to work with local partners. This includes law enforcement, team members, restaurants, and bars. The goal is to promote responsible alcohol service and personal use at events or party hosting. They also promote safe transportation choices that encourage alternatives to driving while impaired.
Impaired Driving Initiative
This impaired driving initiative was created to help reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries throughout the holiday season. The Drive Safe and Drive Sober message is key at any time of year, and especially during the holidays. The following are important impaired driving safety tips and reminders included in this campaign. Before drinking alcohol, designate a non-drinking driver. Never let your friends drive impaired. Get a safe ride home – call a cab/ride-share. If you’re hosting a party, offer alcohol-free beverages, serve food, and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
During the holiday season, District Two CTST members reach out to local restaurants and bars to display the Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver campaign. Materials include 11×17 full-color posters, coasters, and stickers. Numerous neighborhood establishments throughout Northeast Florida participate every year.
Recipes for the Road is part of our Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver program. This year’s Annual Recipes for the Road is a 20-page digital recipe booklet filled with nonalcoholic drinks, mocktails, appetizers, treats, and traffic safety tips. There is also an 8.5×11 version to download, print, and share. Our recipe videos have become very popular on social media channels like Pinterest and YouTube.
Be a Community Traffic Safety Team “Virtual Volunteer” and share these Celebrate Safely images on your social media accounts. Don’t forget to follow and tag us!
@trafficsafetyteam on Facebook and Instagram or @trafficsafetyfl on Twitter and Pinterest.
Make sure to check out the following:
Recipes for the Road: nonalcoholic drinks and safety tips
Mocktails: drink and food recipe cards and videos
Seasons of Safety: traffic safety-themed holiday card collection
Impaired Driving: traffic safety page with more resources and materials