Yesterday was Christmas Day. It was a day of celebration for many, but it was also a day of grief for some. The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for families who have lost loved ones to drunk, drugged, or distracted drivers. That is one reason why December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, but it is not the only reason.
More About National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
As we remember those who have been killed in drunk or drugged driving accidents, and their families, over the holiday season, it is also important to remember that:
- Drunk and drugged driving accidents are preventable.
- Raising awareness about the risks of drunk and drugged driving can help prevent accidents.
- Distracted driving is also a form of impaired driving that can result in tragic and fatal accidents.
On November 29, 2014, President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation making December 2014 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. You can read more about his reasons for the proclamation and the importance of this month here.
Have You Lost a Loved One?
Has a drunk or drugged driver taken the life of your loved one? What is your opinion on events such as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month? What do you do to make the holidays a little easier? What steps should be taken to make our roads safer and to prevent these kinds of tragic accidents in the future? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts with others who may also be suffering from the losses of their loved ones this holiday season.