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According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes, and although drunk-driving fatalities have decreased in the last thirty years, drunk-driving crashes still claim more than 10,000 lives per year.

Every year in Georgia the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety initiates the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign during holidays where alcohol may be present. It is illegal in all 50 states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08.  

Drunk driving is still the number one cause of death on roadways, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Don’t become a statistic or put other’s lives in danger, don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. 

Not only are you putting your life and other’s at risk, but this bad decision could affect your auto insurance. “Driving under the influence convictions will result in the loss of certain discounts applied to your automobile policy as well as increased premiums due to the violation. In some circumstances, your policy may be terminated.” Explains Gina Stokes, Sr. Director of Underwriting for Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance. 

So, after a night of drinking, think twice before grabbing your car keys to drive home.