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Taking a Stand: Don't drink and drive

Over the past two months, our community has experienced tragic headlines involving impaired driving.

Each crash, each death, each injury impacts not only the person in the wreck, but family, friends, classmates, co-workers, and more.

According to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving's website, even those not been directly touched help pay the $132-billion yearly price tag of drunk driving.

Together we can help eliminate drunk driving.

Decide now that you won't drink and drive. Decide now that you won't let someone drink and drive. Decide now you'll report anyone that you think is drinking and driving to the authorities. Decide now that too much is at stake to not take action in the future.

Here are some easy things we can all do to help:

Support our heroes by supporting high visibility law enforcement to catch drunk driving and discourage others from driving drunk.

Choose a designated driver, decide who's going to be doing the driving before you go out and make sure that person doesn't drink any alcoholic beverages.

Talk to your teenagers about the dangers of drinking. When teen drivers decide to mix illegal alcohol consumption, tragedy is often an intersection away.

These are just a few things that we can do, but make the decision now.

When alcohol is in your system or the people around you, that's the wrong time to make such an important decision.

That's our stand, what's yours?

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