ABC, OTS remind public to never drive under the influence

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety would like to remind the public to never drive under the influence of alcohol. ABC supports the OTS Go Safely Movement to help with a statewide effort to drive a safety culture due to increased traffic deaths caused by drunk driving and other dangerous behaviors on the roadway.

Drunk driving causes approximately 32 deaths per day in the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To reduce these tragedies, ABC recommends following the Go Safely game plan:

  • Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before choosing to drink.
  • Share a ride if you have been drinking and don’t have a ride home by taking public transportation or a ride-sharing service.
  • Keep your friends safe and never let them drive impaired.

“By planning ahead, we can reduce the number of drunk driving crashes and make our roadways safer,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “If you drink, get a safe ride home from a friend or ride-sharing service, and don’t let your friends drive impaired.”

For more information on how you can help keep California roadways safe, view the Go Safely Movement website. To become a traffic safety champion for your community, fill out the Community Call to Action Survey.

About the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is the agency of the government of the state of California charged with the regulation of alcoholic beverages. ABC’s mission is to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of California through licensing, education, and enforcement. ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.