11 January 2018

Fort Detrick U.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Marcos Muñoz along with Sheri Schaefer, Fort Detrick ASAP prevention coordinator, signs the Fort Detrick 3D Month Pledge. December is designated as Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month in an effort to eliminate the tragic consequences of drugged or drunk driving and is a time to rededicate ourselves to preventing it this December and throughout the year. Photo courtesy of the Fort Detrick ASAP
Ring In The New Year Safe and Sound
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
As December comes to an end and we enter into 2018, it’s a good time to remember and resolve to never drive drunk or drugged.



We’ve all heard the familiar sayings – don’t drink and drive, friends don’t let friends drive drunk, designate before you celebrate and arrive alive – yet drunk and drugged driving continues to happen across the United States.



Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be deadly. Driving impaired could get you arrested, or worse, you could be involved in a traffic accident causing serious injury or death to you and others.



No matter who you are, drunk and drugged driving kills.



Here are a few tips to keep you, friends and family safe as you ring in the New Year and beyond:

1. Before drinking, choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver.

2. Don’t let your friends drive impaired.

3. If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.

4. If you drink, make and stick to a plan to have a designated safe ride home. Find a designated driver service by visiting:

www.drinkinganddriving.org/designated-driver-services/ or by downloading the NHTSA’s free SaferRide app to find a safe and sober ride home. Available for both Apple and Android devices visit: https://one.nhtsa.gov/link/saferride/.

5. Always wear your seat belt—it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.

For additional information on 3D month and more contact the Army Substance Abuse Program office at (301) 619-1751.
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