Impaired Driving still accounts for almost 26 percent of all driving-related fatalities in our province - and police reported that 5,300 crashes, 3,400 injuries and 127 deaths were caused by impaired driving in B.C. last year.
There were approximately 2,600 alcohol-related crashes, 1,570 injuries and 43 fatalities in the Lower Mainland alone in 2005.
We all know that December delivers more celebration and office parties - plus more alcohol consumption - than any other time of the year. So it's crucial to remind everybody that even one or two drinks can impair judgment and produce tragic consequences.
You'll get away with a lot of things this holiday season.
Drinking and driving won't be one of them.
Plan ahead for a safe ride home.
Call a cab, take transit or use a designated driver.