The good news this Memorial Day is that drunk-driving fatalities during the holiday weekend are at an all-time low, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 31 percent decline in drunk-driving fatalities since 1982 compares favorably to record decrease in drunk-driving fatalities throughout the year.
There are clear signs that we're making progress in the fight against drunk-driving. But instead of declaring victory and stopping our efforts, we must all recognize what works and do more. Designated drivers, designated skippers, playing safe on the water, driving safely and adults making responsible drinking choices are all ways in which we can ensure that this Memorial Day is full of memories of fun-filled activities with family and friends.
Help drive Memorial Day Holiday drunk-driving fatalities lower. Make safety and personal responsibility your first and foremost concern. Everyone here in the Juneau area can make a difference in the fight against drunk driving.
Garry S. Fournier