Health & Safety

December 13, 2013

AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe, drive sober for the holidays

Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America’s highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012.

“If you’re traveling to spend time with family or hosting a holiday party, be sure that everyone has a safe ride home,” said Steven Callon, Air Force Materiel Command Drug Demand Reduction Manager. “It could be the difference between between a happy holiday season and a tragic, life altering one.”
The NHTSA offers the following tips to stay safe and drive sober:

  • If you drink, don’t drive. If you drive, don’t drink.
  • Designate a sober driver before the party begins; plan a way to get home safely at the end of the night.
  • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
  • If you are impaired, call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or call your local free ride program.

Airmen Against Drunk Driving was formed to eliminate the number of DUIs/DWIs on Air Force bases and in surrounding communities. The goal of AADD is to safely return all military members and DOD civilians to a residence if they are unable to drive themselves. Individuals that choose to drink should plan ahead for a designated driver or a ride home. But if the plan fails, call AADD at (661) 277-AADD (2233).

For more information on how to stay safe and drive sober during the holidays, visit www.AFMCwellness.com or contact†the Edwards Civilian Health Promotion Services team at (661) 277-3667.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
earthquake

Don’t let some recent shaking get you rattled

Background image from California Institute of Technology’s Southern California Earthquake Data Center Earthquakes are nothing new to residents in SoCal, but the recommended safety measures can be. Like most of California,...
 
 

TRICARE recognizes Month of the Military Child

Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war, but are affected by those events just the same–the military child. Military children are unique in that they face frequent moves and parental deployments, in addition to the typical childhood stressors of learning, maturing and...
 
 
alcohol

NCADD, Edwards AFB ADAPT promote Alcohol-Free Weekend, Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence launches its 28th year of sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month. Edwards joins the national campaign to raise awareness of the critical public health issue of alcoholism and i...
 

 
afmc-fitness

AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will rec...
 
 

Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service April 1

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide...
 
 

Dark colors are so slimming

Basic black is such a slimming color. However, at night, black along with blue and red – are too dark for drivers to see and stop in time. If you are wearing black or dark blue, even a car going only 20 mph would not see you in time to stop. Wear bright colors and...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>