NHTSA Twitter Chat on Buzzed Driving Aims to Make St. Patrick’s Day Safer
Safety experts will be on hand to share facts and tips.
The statistics of buzzed and drunk driving on St. Patrick’s Day are sobering: more than 700 people died in a four year period on the day, the NHTSA said.
A person is killed every 51 minutes from drunk driving and holidays like St. Patrick’s Day cause a spike in deaths. In 2010, 129 people died on that day because of drunk driving, according to the agency.
NHTSA will host a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, March 12 to talk about buzzed and drunk driving. Follow the hash tag #buzzeddriving and ask questions.
The NHTSA reminds everyone to: plan a safe way home BEFORE the party starts and call local police if you see someone driving recklessly and suspect buzzed driving.
Buzzed driving can lead in jail time, loss of driver’s license or lost of life, the NHTSA said.