Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Independence Day - Take The Pledge

The DOT has asked us to blog about drinking and driving.  While I personally have never done this, I have known those who have.  I find it sad that in this day and age with all the talk about health, and the environment, and doing good things and taking care of ourselves, we still have the problem of drinking and driving.

Son 2's best friend had a close friend die in an alcohol-related car accident on the 2nd of June.  He was a 3rd year college student, with a promising future ahead of him in music and the arts.  Now, he is a buried 22 year old.  How sad, that the world loses that talent, that passion!  That we will never really know what he could have done. 

Please, when you're driving this weekend, to fireworks displays, or community fairs,  what sober, or find someone who is.  You're not just risking your own life, you're risking the lives of everyone on the road with you.  This MATTERS. 

Enjoy our Independence Day, honor our great country, but know that servicemen and women did/are not dying for your freedom so you can kill more people on the roads.  Be responsible.  Killing innocents in alcohol-related collisions is no way to say "thank you" to our Founding Fathers, nor to our brave soldiers of today and yesterday.

We're all in this together.  Drink responsibly, drive unimpaired.


Together We Can Spread the Message

Stay Sober Stay Alive

July 4, 2010

1. Simply pledge your driving sobriety this Independence Day by noting your blog URL and blog name.

2. At the bottom of this “Blog Hop” you will see text in which you can grab the code for this McLinky. Simply click the link and copy and paste the code into your very own blog post’s HTML section. Then click “compose” and copy and paste this pledge, adding your own message to the top as I did above. Copy the pledge from “together we can stay alive” above.

3. Follow the host Hollywood Chic [-first on the linky-] of this Independence Day Pledge for more information on the Department of Transportation, Buzz Driving, and Stats.

Also an optional badge was created to spread greater awareness and linked to this pledge, please wear it proudly until July 5, 2010 when this pledge will close.

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