July 4th Safe Driving Tips

The Fourth of July is a holiday often filled with family, friends, fireworks, and fun as Americans celebrate the country’s independence. Parties surrounding this theme often involve the serving of alcohol, making awareness of impaired driving and the potential for fatal crashes an important consideration.

In Wood County in 2015 there were 28 total crashes during the holiday weekend, with 9 injuries. Fortunately on the Fourth of July in 2015 there were zero (0) alcohol related crashes.

If choosing to drink this Fourth of July, remember not to drive. There are plenty of options to get home safely this holiday, such as calling a cab or a friend. Keep others and yourself safe this Fourth of July and remember not to drive if consuming alcohol.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

For More Information:

  • Jerrod Savidge, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:
    419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu