Space Coast TPO: Make It to the Table, Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve

By  //  November 21, 2017

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over 800 people killed in alcohol-related crashes from 2012-2016 during Thanksgivng holiday

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization serving them a reminder: “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.”

The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars.

From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday – 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads.

The Space Coast TPO and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be running a blitz social media campaign, “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.”

On Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, all of the TPO’s social media channels will be exclusively sharing content on the importance of not drinking and driving, and planning ahead for a sober ride home – a true takeover.

Facebook posts and tweets with hashtags #buzzeddriving and #designateddriver will be available for organizations to participate and help distribute this critical message.

As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization serving them a reminder: “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.”

The TPO is urging the public and the media to help spread the word, and to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by:

• Planning ahead, designating a sober driver before the first drink.
• Using public transportation, a taxi, or ride share service.
• Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.

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