Ring in the new year alive

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It sure did fly by quickly!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It sure did fly by quickly!

And in just a couple of days, 2012 will be here.

Make sure you give yourself the chance to fulfill those new year’s resolutions by making it home safely if you are drinking this weekend. Don’t drive if you’ve had too many.

In this edition of the Tribune, we are wrapping up our Year in Review by featuring events from July till December 2011.

There will no doubt be many of the same issues carrying on into the new year.

What we really don’t want to hear about are reports of people driving drunk after celebrating the incoming year with too many drinks.

Sunday is the first day of 2012 — we hope you get to enjoy it by making it home safely.

The provincial government says its tough new drinking and driving laws brought in last year have caused alcohol-related deaths on B.C. roads to drop by 40 per cent over the last year — preliminary data shows 68 people died in alcohol-related crashes between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011, compared to an average of 113 deaths each year for the previous five years.

While some may feel those rules are too tough, they have obviously made an impact. The results just go to show that too many people think they are sober enough to get behind the wheel when they are not.

If you do drink and drive this weekend, we hope you get caught before someone gets hurt or killed.

There is absolutely no excuse to drink and drive — call a cab, walk, take a bus, get a designated driver to take you home, or call Operation Red Nose at 778-267-0020. And if those still don’t seem like options, then don’t drink at all.

Plan ahead for a safe ride home — if you make the wrong choice, you will not only be putting your own life in danger but others’ lives as well.

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