Drive, Boat Responsibly
To The Editor:
No matter your plans this Labor Day weekend, remember to celebrate these last days of summer responsibly. Whether you're taking to the roadways or waterways, keep safety in mind and choose a designated driver or skipper before you head out.
You'll be in the company of 154 million American adults who have either been a designated driver or used one. In turn, 85 percent of boaters believe promoting the use of designated skippers is an excellent or good way to encourage boating safety. Thanks to these efforts, along with effective law enforcement and community based alcohol awareness and education programs, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that drunk-driving fatalities during the Labor Day period have decreased by 44 percent since 1982.
To continue this progress, we must all do our part by celebrating responsibly and safely. Enjoy this Labor Day weekend and remember: Responsibility Matters. Sincerely, C.A. Verdon Consumer Social Responsibility Coordinator Anheuser-Busch Sales & Service of New York, Inc.