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    Drinking and driving -- A deadly combination

    Every 33 minutes, someone will die in an alcohol-related traffic accident. Although you probably think that it could never happen to you, experts say everyone has a 30-percent lifetime chance of being in a crash involving alcohol use.

    According to Gallup surveys for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), drunken driving is our No. 1 highway safety problem. Through education, increased law enforcement and stiffer penalties, the number of alcohol-related traffic accidents can be reduced.

    What you can do to protect yourself and others The social drinker
    If you drink, be responsible. When with a group, choose a designated driver. Having one person agree to drink only non-alcoholic beverages and provide transportation for other members of the group can save lives.

    The good host
    Here some things you can do as a host to ensure responsible drinking at a social function:

    * Provide plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.
    * Do not pressure guests to drink.
    * Serve food to slow the rate of absorption of alcohol.
    * Stop the flow of liquor at least one hour before the party is over.

    If guests drink too much, call a cab or arrange a ride with a sober driver.

    The encounter with the drunken driver
    When you drive, you want to protect yourself and others you love. So, be alert and watch out for impaired drivers.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers under the influence of alcohol often display certain characteristics when on the road:

    * Making wide turns.
    * Weaving, swerving, drifting or straddling the center line.
    * Almost striking an object or vehicle.
    * Driving on the wrong side of the road.
    * Driving at a very slow speed.
    * Stopping without cause.
    * Braking erratically.
    * Responding slowly to traffic signals.
    * Turning abruptly or illegally.
    * Driving after dark with headlights off.

    If you are in front of the drunken driver, turn right at the nearest intersection and let him or her pass. If the driver is in front of you, stay a safe distance behind. And if the driver is coming at you, slow down, move to the right and stop.

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    What's your license plate # again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhuCk Yu MoN
    What's your license plate # again?
    I got two

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