The end of the year brings the merriment of the holiday season—and a reminder to stay safe on the roads when traveling to and from parties and vacation destinations. This holiday season, remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you plan to go out and include alcohol in your celebration, make sure to refrain from driving. Plan ahead if you will be celebrating. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously and do not consume alcohol, not even one drink. Is a loved one about to drink and drive? Take the keys away, and make arrangements to get your friend or family member home safely.
Before traveling, motorists should check 511VT, a free travel information system accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by visiting newengland511.org. The 511VT website provides a winter travel advisory system, with real-time travel reports and a color-coded map indicating which state roads are snow covered, ice covered, wet, dry, or closed.
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