“December is the month of holidays for Americans. While some prefer to spend their time in the company of family and friends, there are others who revel in the pleasures of alcohol and other illicit drugs. Drinking and driving is a fatal combination, and so is driving under the influence of drugs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in conjunction with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) stress on the need to celebrate the festival season safely, and take measures to always drive sober and alert.
This month is also known as the “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month” as community workers, health service providers and volunteers inform and educate people about the disastrous effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”