Designated Driving

If you’re going out and you plan to drink alcohol, you also need to plan to have a sober designated driver bring you home.  With just a few drinks you could be too impaired to safely drive. If you choose a friend to be a designated driver before you’ve had too much to drink, you can still have a good time and get home safely.

Choosing a designated driver could be one of the most important decisions you make.

2012 alcohol facts in Virginia

  • 229 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes or 29.5% of all traffic fatalities
  • 5,861 persons were injured in alcohol-related crashes or 8.7% of all traffic injuries
  • 8,777 alcohol-related crashes represented 7.1% of all crashes
  • 213 alcohol-related fatal crashes represented 29.8% of all fatal crashes
  • 4,040 alcohol-related personal injury crashes represented 9% of all injury crashes
  • 4,524 alcohol-related property damage crashes or 5.8% of all property damage crashes
  • 14 teenagers, aged 15-19, were killed in alcohol-related crashes or 1.81 percent of the total (775) traffic fatalities
  • The average BAC of tested drinking drivers was 0.1397%
  • Of those convicted of DUI, 77.20 percent were male and 22.80 percent were female
  • 28,719 persons were convicted of DUI, a 1.98 percent increase from 2011

Our Mission

Our mission is advanced by fostering community partnerships, creating educational campaigns, designing and distributing educational materials, making presentations, attending outreach events, and advocating for traffic safety initiatives.