The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 27, 2012

Our Readers Speak — Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Pledge to drink responsibly, not drive

During the holiday season, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. However, there is one gift that any adult would love to receive this year: a designated driver.

Help your friends and family members enjoy the great times this holiday season by getting them home safe and sound. You also can encourage them to join you — and the Nation of Responsible Drinkers — in pledging to drink responsibly and use a designated driver at

Fortunately, thanks to the help of designated drivers and increased law enforcement, the nation has made significant progress in preventing drunk driving. According to the latest government data, drunk-driving fatalities fell to their lowest level since alcohol record-keeping began in 1982 (a 52 percent decline from 1982 to 2010).*

While that’s great news, there’s always more work to be done. All of us at Mountain Eagle Distributing wish our friends and neighbors across West Virginia a safe and happy holiday. Together, we can help keep our roads safe.

* Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.

 Bob Mestrovic

Vice President Sales, Mountain Eagle