This holiday season…please don’t drink and drive


As a responsible party host, how will you ensure people don’t drink and drive when leaving your holiday festivities? What would you do if a friend of yours wanted to drive impaired? To what length would you go to stop them? I’d love to hear your thoughts?

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

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  1. Wow, you’ve posted some powerful advocacy post but this one really pulls the viewer in. Terrific work. May I please re-post sometime over the holidays?

  2. Thanks for the invaluable and timely reminders! My family doesn’t really drink, but if anyone did at one of my parties, I’d probably review all of your posts beforehand. 😉 Lock up is sounding good…or taxis.

  3. For God’s sake, when are we going to make this a murder charge? Jeez

  4. If I was to host a party (any time of the year), then I would make it known before hand that they’d have to turn the keys of their car over upon arriving, and wouldn’t receive them back if they had been drinking. I’d make sure there was designated drivers to drive ppl home, they could stay the night, and if some how they managed to get keys to a car, then I’d try to convince them not to drive. And, failing that, I’d tell them straight up, that if they left the party driving, then I’d be calling 911 and reporting them as a drunk driver. They may hate me for the rest of their lives, but at least they’d be alive to do so, and hopefully not kill/injure a innocent person(people).

  5. Tragic. There is so much to distract drivers. We don’t need alcohol in the mix. Ever. Your advocacy would make your loved ones proud!

  6. Reblogged this on Sheri de Grom and commented:
    My blogging friend Natalie is an awesome advocate for MADD Canada. We’re approaching New Year’s Eve and I thought this post was an excellent reminder for all of us. We’re responsible for not only ourselves but those around us. Thank you Natalie for this thought provoking blog.


  1. […] For a powerful message on how to do that, please read Natalie Hartford’s post HERE. […]

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