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Jan 1 2016

Don't Drink and Drive Wristbands

Everyone knows how dangerous drinking and driving can be. Unfortunately, though, that doesn’t stop an estimated 300,000 people from driving drunk each day. Awareness campaigns around drunk driving revolve around knowing the dangers of driving drunk, educating others to stop their friends from driving drunk, and designated driver campaigns. Designated drivers can help groups of people avoid the dangers of driving under the influence. Custom Don’t Drink and Drive wristbands can be an excellent reminder for safe driving.

Don’t Drink and Drive Wristbands

How to Use Don’t Drink and Drive Wristbands

Wrists are the perfect place for reminders about not driving after drinking. Key chains also work very well for this important safe driving message. Here are a few ideas for your custom bracelets:

  • Restaurants, night clubs, and bars can offer free non-alcoholic drinks to people wearing designated driver wristbands. These wristbands can be neon or another bright color and simply say “I’m the Designated Driver.”
  • People can publicly pledge to not get behind the wheel after drinking and wear a wristband that simply says, “I will not drink and drive.”
  • Parents can give custom wristbands to their teens with a “Designated driver” message to remind them to stay safe and sober.
  • Communities can start sober driving campaigns in memory of someone injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. These wristbands can say something specific such as, “In Memory of Steven – Don’t Drink and Drive.”

Facts about Drinking and Driving

According to MADD.org, here are some important facts about drinking and driving.

  • In 2012, 10.3 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in the past year.
  • Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system.
  • About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.
  • Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
  • Males were more likely than females (15.1 vs. 7.9 percent) to drive drunk.
  • The rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds (23.4 percent).
  • In fatal crashes in 2011, the highest percentage of drunk drivers was for drivers ages 21 to 24
  • The standard drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which contain the same amount of alcohol.
  • Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but rather by the amount of alcohol drunk over time.
  • In 2012, 239 child passengers (under age 15) were killed in drunk driving crashes – representing 20 percent of all child traffic fatalities. Of those, more than half (52 percent) were passengers in a vehicle with the drunk driver.
  • In 2011, 15 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes during the week were drunk, compared to 31 percent on weekends.
  • Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
  • In 2012, 29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol - that’s more than the population of Texas.
  • Only time will sober a person up. Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower will not help.

Design Your Own Custom Wristbands

AmazingWristbands is a leading provider of customized silicone wristbands available online, including Don’t Drink and Drive wristbands. We sell only 100% latex free silicone products.

Last modified on: January 1st, 2016

 

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