Don’t Drink and Drive: It’s the Law!
This Fourth of July whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, remember to discuss the dangers of alcohol and other drug use with your child. Review the drunk driving and safety rules, as well as consequences of violating them.
- If you are hosting a July 4th party: Remember if you are hosting a party where alcohol is being served, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in an impaired driving crash.
- Make sure all of your guests designate sober drivers in advance, or carpool with other sober drivers. Serve plenty of food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
- Keep the numbers for local cab companies nearby, and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving impaired.
- If you or your child is attending a July 4th party: If you are attending a party where alcohol is being served, plan ahead. Designate a sober driver
before the party begins and give that person your car keys. Do not permit opened alcoholic beverages of any sort into the car.
- If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home, call a cab, sober friend or family member to pick you up, or just stay where you are.
- Remember that cell phone use is prohibited while driving.
- Remind your child that driving while intoxicated is dangerous; make sure you know who’s driving him/her to/from this 4th of July party and, always buckle up before taking the wheel. If your child doesn’t have a designated driver, remind the child they could always call you or call a cab or a family member to pick him/her up.