Category Archives: Drugged/Drunk Driving

Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season. Remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

This holiday season, Drive Safe Hampton Roads is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. We’ll be working together to remind everyone of the importance of planning a sober ride home before heading out to enjoy the holiday festivities…
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2019 Blackout Wednesday

Boycott Blackout Wednesday - November 27, 2019 "Excessive drinking intoxication is prevalent over Thanksgiving due in part to cultural phenomenons like “Blackout Wednesday” that highlight and even encourage the heavy consumption of alcohol throughout this holiday weekend. Drunk-driving-related crashes spike during the Thanksgiving holiday season. According to NHTSA, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800…
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OTC/Rx Impaired Driving Prevention

NHTSA is launching a NEW OTC/RX Driving Prevention Initiative. September 23 - November 17, 2019 Impaired driving is generally associated with alcohol, prescription drug abuse, or illegal drug use. The use of legally obtained prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medication can also impair driving. There’s more than one way to drive under the influence. Many…
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Every 15 Minutes

Every 15 Minutes Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions.  Along with alcohol-related crashes, it focuses on the impact that their decisions would have on family and friends.   First Colonial High School (2019)  Tallwood…
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