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New Years Driving Resolutions

Sacramento, CA – It is that time of year again. You know, when you make those New Year’s resolutions to change bad habits and start new healthy ones, or do good things for other people. In the spirit of the season, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) offers this list of resolutions drivers can adopt to make 2013 a safer year for everyone on the roads.

DUI Prevention
• I resolve not to drive when I’ve been drinking
• I resolve not to drive if I’m impaired by any legal or illegal drug or medication
• I resolve to call 911 if I see someone I think is driving drunk
• I resolve not to ask anyone who has been drinking, “Are you okay to drive?”, because I know that they really aren’t
• I resolve not to knowingly let anyone drive buzzed, drunk or drugged
• I resolve to be the designated sober driver for my friends or family whenever they ask
• I resolve to stay sober if I am the designated driver
• I resolve to support the sober driver in my group
• I resolve not to drive buzzed
• I resolve to give my kids a safe ride home with no questions asked
• I resolve never to give alcohol to minors

Cell Phone/Mobile Devices:
• I resolve not to text or talk on my cell phone while driving
• I resolve not to call or text anyone when I think they may be driving
• I resolve to turn off my phone or put it out of reach when I’m driving so I don’t get distracted
• I resolve to be a good example for my kids and not text and talk while driving
• I resolve that whenever I’m tempted to use a cell phone while driving that I remember it’s not worth it

Buckle Up
• I resolve to make sure everyone in the car is buckled up on every ride, day or night
• I resolve to have my child safety seats inspected by a certified professional

Safe Driving:
• I resolve to follow speed, red light, safe turns and all other traffic laws
• I resolve to be a courteous commuter
• I resolve to share the road with motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike