BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Our message is very simple this week: Don't drink and drive and don't drive buzzed.
Once again this year, TV stations around the country, including WAFB, have joined together to support Project Roadblock in an effort to remind our viewers on-air and on-line to not drink and drive. Since the inception of the project in 2004, we believe we have played a role in seeing on average a 40 percent decline in drunk driving deaths over the Christmas holiday and a 28 percent decline over the New Year's holiday period.
Your decision and plans related to drinking and driving begin before you start partying. If you're planning to drink, you need to find your designated driver before the party starts. If you find that you have had too much to drink and you don't have a designated driver, then call a cab or use a service like Uber.
There's a list of partner companies on our website who will even help pay to get you home on New Year's Eve. We'll also have that list on our mobile news app on New Year's Eve.
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