Every 52 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. And, for every preventable drunk driving death — 10,076 in 2013 alone — exponentially more lives are forever changed by the loss of a parent, child, friend, or loved one to these preventable tragedies.
But on December 30th, just before America rings in the New Year, a single tweet could help save lives. That’s because NHTSA will hold a Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Twitter Chat during which you can question our experts, spread the word to your followers, and encourage them to take the pledge not to drive while buzzed. We’ve also got terrific videos, banners, and other tools you can use to help spread this lifesaving message far and wide.
Drunk Driving Prevention Twitter Chat (follow along at #buzzeddriving) on Tuesday, December 30, 3pm to 4pm Eastern at www.twitter.com/NHTSAgov\
Use hashtags #buzzedriving when the chat is about to start to join in the conversation. Feel free to mention @NHTSAGov in any of your tweets and NHTSA will get back to as many of your questions or comments as they can! Remember to include the hashtags #buzzeddriving in your comments so others can following the conversation, too.
Invite your friends and followers to join us and help us spread the important message about drunk and buzzed driving. Let them know that part of making plans to go on New Year’s Eve includes making a plan to get home safely by never getting behind the wheel after drinking. See you on December 30!
Don’t forget to follow NHTSA on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on the latest vehicle recalls and safety campaigns, such as tire and car seat safety.