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Holiday Season

TxDOT's Drive Sober. No Regrets. statewide, impaired driving campaign encourages everyone to keep the holidays cheerful by staying safe and never getting behind the wheel after drinking any amount of alcohol.

Drunk driving crashes are completely preventable, yet they can cause physical, emotional, and financial consequences that last for years. Alcohol-related crashes can cause life-altering, disabling, and permanent injuries for survivors — and they can be deadly. A DWI can cost up to $17,000 in fines and fees and lead to jail time, loss of a driver’s license, difficulty finding or keeping a job, loss of trust from loved ones and a lifetime of regret.

If you drink any amount of alcohol this holiday season, never get behind the wheel. Instead, designate a sober driver, use a rideshare service or taxi, stay put, call a friend or family member, or use public transportation to ensure you get home safely. If you see that someone at a holiday gathering has been drinking, encourage them to find a sober ride or to stay put until they are sober. We all play a part in helping keep our roads safe.

The campaign will run from mid-November through the New Year’s Day holiday and overlaps a heightened law enforcement period from Dec. 16 through Jan. 1, when more officers are on the road looking for and arresting drunk drivers.

Visit Sober Rides to learn about the real costs of driving impaired and tips to finding a sober ride. Follow the hashtag #DriveSoberNoRegrets to keep up with the campaign on social media.