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The Drinking and Driving problem

Drinking and driving is a world-wide problem. Although we are all aware of the dangers in drinking and driving, society at large regard it as socially acceptable. It is important to note that with the diminished skill of the driver under the influence of alcohol the reactions of the drunk driver is noticably slower. This means that in a very high percentage of accidents, the accident is directly caused by the intoxicated driver, but it also means that in cases where the accident is initially caused by the other party, the intoxicated driver will have a smaller chance of succesfully avoiding an accident. Added to this the drunk driver must be aware that blood samples will be taken and a high blood/alcohol concentration will probably lead to his/her conviction, because it is easier to prove that a driver was driving under the influence of liquour, than it is to prove some other forms of negligence.

It is therefore important to note that even if you regard yourself as a safe driver when under the influence of an intoxicating substance, the chances of being involved in an accident increases. It also means that the chances of being convicted after an accident increases. To protect yourself and others, don’t drink and drive.

 

We would like to thank “Race Against Impaired Driving” for the following tips. You can visit their web-site at www.drivesober.com

Responsible Hosting Tips

As the host of a party, you may be held legally responsible for the result of injuries or damages that occur as a result of the alcohol you serve.

Reduce the risks, increase the good times, and help ensure your guests arrive home safely by following these tips for socially responsible hosting:

When the Party’s Over

If one of your guests has been drinking and should not drive, please do not give them back their car keys and let them drive. They could hurt themselves or others and maybe just a little persuasion from you could mean the difference between life and death.

 

Tips to Combat Impaired Driving

Remember:

One drink = 5 oz. of 12 percent wine OR 12 oz. of 5 percent beer OR 1 1/2 oz. of liquor

Neither coffee nor a cold shower will help sober someone up. Only time can do that.


Non-Alcoholic “Mocktails”

Designated Driver’s Delight
2 1/2 oz. orange juice
1 1/4 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/4 oz. cranberry juice
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
3-4 frozen strawberries
Mix in a blender until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass with an orange slice and a strawberry.

The Enforcer
Fresh brewed coffee
Whipped cream
Chocolate sprinkles
Sugar cubes
Cinnamon
Pour coffee into a mug and stir in 2 sugar cubes and a dash of cinnamon. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Citrus Collins
2 oz. orange or grapefruit juice
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup*
Fill a 10-12 oz. glass with ice. Add ingredients above and then fill with club soda. Garnish with 1/2 orange slice and a cherry.
* HINT: Simple Syrup…In a saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Makes about 2 cups. Will keep 6 months in the refrigerator.

Coffee Eggnog
2 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup instant coffee
dash salt
2 cups milk, chilled
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
shaved, unsweetened chocolate
In a small bowl with electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar until stiff peaks form. In large bowl, beat egg yolks until lemon colored. Gradually beat in coffee, salt, vanilla, milk and 3/4 cup water. Stir in egg-white mixture and whipped cream. Mix well. Serve well chilled, with chocolate sprinkled over each serving. Makes 12 servings.

Red Delicious Punch
Pour 2 bottles of nonalcoholic sparkling cider into a punch bowl. Mix in 1 quart of cranberry juice. Float a frozen ice ring and garnish with sprigs of mint.

Faux Kir
For each serving, half fill a large wine glass with chilled white grape juice. Stir in 1 tbsp. nonalcoholic grenadine syrup. Fill with cold raspberry ginger ale.

New Year’s Eve Kiss
Pour 2 oz. passion fruit juice in a champagne flute. Fill with club soda.

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