“As we gather for the holiday season, make sure you are enjoying your time with your loved ones responsibly,” Mussman said. “Everyone in the community plays a role in helping to keep our shared roads safe; from letting someone know they aren’t safe to drive, stepping up and acting as a designated driver, or using a car service.”
December has been proclaimed National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in order to raise awareness on the dangers of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In 2017 alone, over 10,000 lives were lost in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes.
“Please know that despite what people think, driving while high on marijuana or other drugs, is just as dangerous as driving drunk,” Mussman said. “When we educate ourselves on the importance of sober driving, we can help prevent needless deaths, injuries and heartache. I encourage everyone to get informed and stay safe this winter.”