"Buzzed" Driving

By: Whitney Daniel
By: Whitney Daniel

Knoxville (WVLT) - This time of year, we hear a lot of talk about drunk driving, but you don't have to be legally impaired to be a danger on the road.

Law enforcement will patrol the roads to keep you safe.

This season, with all the holiday parties, it's important to keep safety in mind.

The Metropolitan Drug Commission wants to remind you that buzz driving is drunk driving, that means one or two drinks at a party does not make it ok to drive.

"We really want to raise awareness and help people think... plan ahead," says Catherine Brunson, from the Metropolitan Drug Commission.

In Knox County, alcohol contributes to 34% of traffic fatalities, that's according to the national highway traffic safety administration.

This season, officials hope there are no fatalities; there hasn't been one in Knoxville during the Christmas Traffic Enforcement Period since 2002.


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