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Joe's Viewpoint: Don't drink and drive drunk, buzzed

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

My message is very simple this week: Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive buzzed. Once again this year, TV stations around the country, including WDAM have joined together to support Project Roadblock in an effort to remind our viewers on-air and on-line to not drink and drive.

Since the project first started in 2004, there has been, on average, a 40% decline in drunk driving deaths per day over the Christmas holiday season and a 28% decline per day over the New Year’s. We believe that better awareness has definitely played a role.

Your decision and plans related to drinking and driving begin when you leave your home or place of business. That is the time when you need to think of a designated driver and make a decision about drinking and driving.

If you do find that you have had too much to drink, then catch a ride, call a friend or relative and let them take you home. Don’t endanger your life or someone else’s because you didn’t take the time to think.

So be safe and always, always drink responsibly.

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