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MDOT urges you not to drink and drive on Fourth of July

It’s almost time to celebrate America’s day of Independence. July 4th is just around the corner and the Mississippi Department of Transportation wants to remind you not to drink and drive. 

According to AAA 44.2 million people are expected to be traveling during the Fourth of July weekend, which is more than ever before.

“Zero deaths on highways should be the goal for Mississippi,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “Deciding against drinking and driving can help us drive the state toward this goal.”

MDOT suggests the following:

  • Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before drinking.
  • If you are impaired call a taxi, sober friend, or use public transportation.
  • If you see a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to call law enforcement.
  • If you see someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and make other arrangements for them to get home safely.

“MDOT has accepted the Toward Zero Deaths vision as a part of our highway safety plan, and reducing impaired driving is one of the strategies toward that vision,” McGrath said. “Get in the game and do your part to keep our highways safe.”

TZD is a strategy adopted by Mississippi to bring everyone toward a vision of a highway system free of fatalities through a sustained decline in transportation-related deaths and injuries.

For more safety tops head to GOMDOT.com/tzd.

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