Don’t Drink & Drive: Celebrate Safely, Designate A Driver
According to Florida’s 2021–2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), one of every four traffic fatalities in Florida involves impaired driving. Motorists should never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
For over two decades, the Northeast Florida District 2 Community Traffic Safety Program (CTSP) has promoted the highly effective Celebrate Safely, Designate A Driver campaign. 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, especially during the holidays.
The following are important impaired driving safety tips and reminders:
- Before drinking alcohol, designate a non-drinking driver.
- Never let your friends drive impaired.
- Get a safe ride home – call a cab/ride-share/Uber/Lyft.
- If you’re hosting a party, offer alcohol-free beverages, serve food, and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
The Northeast Florida CTSP focuses on SHSP strategies to reduce impaired driving through education, outreach, and insight into creating safer communities. The materials created are specifically designed to work with local partners including law enforcement, team members, restaurants, and bars to promote responsible alcohol service and personal use at events or party hosting. The program promotes safe transportation choices that encourage alternatives to driving while impaired, with the goal of zero fatalities.
We have created great recipe ideas for tasty nonalcoholic drinks, mocktails, and food to encourage responsible party hosting and raise awareness about traffic safety all year. Annually, we produce a seasonal “Recipes for the Road” recipe booklet with safety tips.
Become a Community Traffic Safety Team “Virtual Volunteer“ and share these impaired driving 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.
Recipes for the Road
Each booklet is full of great alcohol-free “mocktail” beverage, appetizer and desert recipes along with important traffic safety messages.
Crime, Crash & Arrest Clock
Each year, on average, more than 10,000 people die on the road due to impaired driving. This tip card illustrates the crime, crash, and arrest statistics by hour, along with traffic safety guidelines.