Drunk driving is claiming too many lives. On average in 2016, someone was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes. On Cinco de Mayo weekend, that equaled 51 lives lost in drunk-driving crashes. The family members and friends of those people killed likely wish they could go back to May 5, 2016, and say or do something to prevent the drunk-driving crash that took their loved one. So, before your first margarita, cold beer, or shot of tequila this Cinco de Mayo, make sure you have a designated sober driver or have arranged another safe way home. Decide today that you won’t ever drive after drinking. If you know someone who is about to drive drunk, step in and help. Take their keys and help them make arrangements to get home safely.
A final statistic to remember: drunk-driving deaths are 100-percent preventable.