What’s the Biggest Bar Night of the 2013 Year?
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28, 2013.
Are you planning on partying hard and drinking off that food coma you’re going to put yourself in? Thanksgiving is a night to be with your family, but it’s also a celebration of America’s past. Thanksgiving Eve being the biggest bar night also means that it’s a night that involves a lot of drinking. If you plan on partaking in the festivities, then Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to do so responsibly.
Some scary statistics:
- Almost every 90 seconds, someone is involved in a car accident with a person that’s under the influence of alcohol.
- 1 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving accident during their lifetime.
- Based on past years’ statistical analyses, drunk driving is 4.5 times more likely to occur at night
Do you know what the legal alcohol limit is in Michigan? You are considered drunk if you operate any motor vehicle on Michigan’s roads with a blood alcohol level of .08%. Michigan has a no-tolerance attitude towards drinking and driving. If you’re drunk and pulled over, then you’re going pay… a lot:
Sec. 625. (1) A person, whether licensed or not, shall not operate a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles, within this state if the person is operating while intoxicated.
Violating Sec. 625 includes potential jail time, felony charges, and very expensive fees.
Tips to be safe this holiday season:
- Find a designated driver
- Get a taxi
- Rent a limo
- Walk to your local bar for some fun
- Avoid standing in long lines at the bar and drink with your loved ones from home
Though simple, we just want to be sure Michigan’s roads are safe this holiday season.
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