Health Tip: Don't Drive After Drinking09/01/10
(HealthDay News) -- Drinking and driving is not only against the
law, but it's a major threat to your health -- and that of others
on the road.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how
to avoid driving while impaired:
- Before you take your first drink, assign someone to be the
designated driver who doesn't drink alcohol at all.
- Don't allow friends to get behind the wheel after they've been
drinking; take away their keys, if necessary.
- If you've been drinking, call a cab or find someone to come and
pick you up.
- When you're hosting a party and are serving alcohol, ensure
that guests have a designated driver who doesn't drink.
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