December marks National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – and rightfully so – drinking-related deaths rise up to 41% during Christmas and up to 58% during the New Year’s holiday. Last year, traffic fatalities jumped 15% statewide. Counties are seeing up to double in DUI deaths in California. 

Help you and your loved ones find safe alternative transportation optionTART connects

There are too many options for safe travels these days. From Uber and Lyft to our county's Dial-A-Ride program, to app-based public transportation such as Eastern Placer's new TART Connect program, or Auburn's new on-demand transportation service – a safe ride home for you and your loved ones is literally a click away.

So share the love by ensuring it is a safe one. Don’t let yourself or someone you love become another DUI statistic. No careless moment is worth a lifetime of regret.

on demandSafety risks are the #1 priority, but the penalties are significant

While calling a ride can cost around $60, a DUI in its entirety can cost up to $20,000. This includes:

  • Lawyer's fees
  • Fines from conviction
  • Surcharges
  • Alcohol program
  • SR22 proof of insurance
  • Insurance surcharge
  • The ignition interlock device

There are many resources available to deter you and your loved ones from DUIs

CHP's Designated Driver Program (DDP) The Department's dedication to reducing DUI-related traffic accidents is also shown in its support of the Designated Driver program. Designated Driver is designed not only to educate the public about  the dangers of drinking and driving, but also to encourage and reward those who choose not to drink in order to safely drive others home.  Learn more

Grief Counseling Many times, drinking is a symptom of a larger problem such as grief, depression and coping with loss. Our county partners with the Granite Wellness Center to help address these larger issues. Learn more

MADD drunk driving resources The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. This is through resources, checkpoint support, awareness campaigns and more.  Learn more  

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