CCAPSA, Inc. wants youth to stay safe and sober on the Fourth of July. Parents, learn the actions you can take in order to keep alcohol out of the hands of underage relatives and friends this holiday season.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) ranks the Fourth of July as the second deadliest day of the year for drunk driving deaths. The holiday lends itself to a higher drunk driving rate, especially at nighttime. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 86% of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities took place at night during the July 4th holiday.
CCAPSA wants to make everyone aware and encourage families to take the following steps:
- Know the parent(s)/guardian(s) adults of your child’s friends
- Talk with other parents/adults to make sure that alcohol is not available at the events youth will attend
- Talk with your child about responsible behavior regarding alcohol
- Set a good example for responsible adult alcohol use, if you choose to drink
- Remember that safe alcohol practices apply in the water as well as on the road
- Learn more about Social Host Ordinances affecting your area