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How can I help prevent drunk driving?

Everyone can help prevent drinking and driving by choosing not to drink and drive and help others do the same. Before drinking, designate a nondrinking driver when with a group. If out drinking, get a ride home or call a taxi. Also, don't let friends drink and drive. Choose not to binge drink and help others not to do it.

Other ways to help prevent drinking and driving include talking with a doctor or nurse about drinking and driving and request counseling if drinking is causing health, work, or social problems. In addition, buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip. Encourage passengers in the car to buckle up, including those in the back seat.

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