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If you drink, act responsibly this Fourth of July

Kristin Short, director of consumer awareness and education, Standard Sales Co., Budweiser

During the long Fourth of July weekend, it’s important that adults who choose to drink make responsible choices, such as drinking responsibly and designating a driver – whether on the highway or the waterway.

When we make responsible choices while driving, on the water or at picnics and barbecues, our Fourth of July celebrations with family and friends will be safer and more enjoyable. And our highways and waterways will be safer, as well.

Fortunately, there are significant signs of improvement when it comes to preventing drunken driving. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Fourth of July drunken driving fatalities are 53 percent lower today than in 1982. And nationwide, drunken driving fatalities are down 37 percent in the past two decades.

Let’s continue to lower drunken driving fatalities by making responsible choices this Fourth of July. We all make a difference in the fight against drunken driving.

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