Northeast Florida Community Traffic Safety Program has promoted the Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver campaign and Recipes for the Road booklet for 25 years. According to Florida’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (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, by working 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
The Celebrate Safely impaired driving initiative was created to help reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries throughout the holiday season. Safety messages are vital at any time of year, especially during the holidays. 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 or ride-share service.
- If you’re hosting a party, offer alcohol-free beverages, serve food, and ensure all guests leave with a sober driver.
During the holiday season, District Two Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) members reach out to local restaurants and bars to display the Celebrate Safely, Designate a Driver campaign. In the past, materials include 11×17 full-color posters, coasters, stickers, and nonalcoholic recipe books. Numerous neighborhood establishments throughout Northeast Florida participate every year. CTST members, partners, and agencies may click here to order posters and recipe cards for distribution.
This year we have a special 25th-anniversary poster and a four-page recipe card with mocktails, recipes, and impaired driving tips. We also have a unique 16-page flipbook available for viewing online with a PDF download option. In addition to nonalcoholic drinks, there are delicious appetizers, tasty treats, and traffic safety tips for pedestrians, bicyclists, occupant protection, and distracted driving reminders.
Our recipe videos have become very popular – Check out our “Mocktails” webpage!
Past Celebrate Safely Poster Designs
Free Social Media Resources
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.
Impaired Driving Information and Resources
- FDOT District Two CTSP’s Impaired Driving Traffic Safety Messages
- FDOT Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
- NHTSA Drug-Impaired Driving and Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
- CDC’s Florida Sobering Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving fact sheet
- CDC’s Drug-Impaired Driving fact sheet
- FLHSMV Driving Safety – Impairment is No Illusion