Since the September 11 terror attacks, over 140,000 men women and children have died in America as a result of drunk driving. Laws providing a deterrent are not enough. We need to address the behaviors in our culture that put drunk drivers on the road. It is time to stand up and admit that as a culture, we drink together and LET each other drive away. - Allen D. Porter
The SoberDrivers Pledge is a promise worth keeping. It's your promise to BE PREVENTION by preventing your own drunk driving and preventing those around from driving too soon after drinking.
The National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS) is a list of companies that will come to where you have been drinking and drive you home in your own car. [updated 7/14/15]
The DUI Avoidance Lesson Plan lays out in simple terms what what drunk driving is and why you should avoid it with detailed tips on how to avoid driving under the influence.
Recent DADO blog entries include a piece on how our president's relationship with drunk driving will cost hundreds of lives and another about how completely autonomous cars will play a useful role in drunk driving prevention even though steering wheels are not really going away any time soon.
In America on average, nearly 11,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. This decline of a couple hundred fatalities per year is a function of improved vehicle safety, NOT the necessary change in our behaviors. A full 1/3 of all arrested for DUI/DWI are repeat offenders.
SafeKey is an Ignition Interlock System which does NOT use a breathalyzer. You can read about it in our "Personal Tech - Avoiding DUI with Devices" article.
Scooter Guy is one of the many designated driver services you can find in the NDDDS.
90% of All Drunk Driving Happens After Drinking With Family, Friends, and Coworkers. There is almost always somebody around who could be part of the solution. Don't let drunk driving happen right in front of you.
"I never worry about being driven to drink,
I only worry about being driven home."