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SDOT reminds New Year’s Eve party-goers to designate a sober driver

The holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year for alcohol-related crashes. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) estimates that “each year nationally, more than 1,000 people typically die during Thanksgiving to New Year’s in drunk driving crashes” (MADD, 2006). Because of increased consumption of alcohol and an increase in the number of special events and parties, drinking and driving is more prevalent. Ironically, drinking and driving crashes are one of the most easily preventable catastrophes.

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So as we ring in the New Year, at the Space Needle and around town, we ask everyone to please be careful and make good decisions by not driving under the influence. Because buzzed driving is drunk driving.