This New Year’s Eve, Be Sure To Play It Safe! Don’t Drink & Drive!

By: Advocate Brokerage

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With New Year’s Eve on the horizon, we thought it fitting to have a conversation about the dangers of drinking and driving and offer some thoughts to help keep you safe!


According to the compared to an average night of the week, there are 71% more crashes with drugs or alcohol as a factor on New Year’s Eve.


It is obvious from the statistic above; many choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have consumed alcohol. Part of the issue is that many adult drivers seem to think that because they are good drivers, they can handle having a drink and then getting behind the wheel to drive home. Statistically males are 3 times more likely to drive after having a drink or two.


PLEASE keep in mind: When you make the decision to get behind the wheel after you have had a drink or two, you are putting not just yourself but also your family at risk. Driving after drinking is simply not worth the risk! One bad choice can have a much more far-reaching affect that you can image! It can destroy your family, your reputation and your financial future!


Blood Alcohol Concentration Facts To Consider:

  • On average it takes your body an hour to process the alcohol in one drink.
  • One drink is equal to .06 ounces of pure alcohol which is the amount in:
    • 12 ounces of beer
    • 5 ounces of wine
    • 1 shot of 80 liquor
  • There are many variables that can affect a person’s BAC including: age, weight, hydration, metabolism and medications you’ve been taking.
  • According to the CDC drinking as little as 2 drinks can have the following affects on your driving:
    • Decline in visual functions so your ability to track a moving target is slower.
    • Decline in your ability to perform 2 tasks at the same time so it becomes hard for you to divide your attention as needed when driving.
  • A Blood Alcohol Level of .08% or greater is above the legal limit.


Advocate wants ALL drivers to keep in mind:

  • If you plan on drinking arrange for other transportation, a designated driver, calling a cab or taking advantage of services like UBER, there really is NO reason for you to drive after you have had a drink.
  • If you are hosting a party in your home and serving alcohol, don’t allow your guests to drive impaired. Also, don’t serve alcohol to minors, you could be held liable if they are involved in an accident.


We want you to have fun on New Year’s Eve while staying safe! We hope that some of the information in the blog served as a reminder to help you make smart choices as you plan your celebration. From all of here at Advocate Brokerage, we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

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