12/04/2005: Holiday 'Cheer' (?)
"After a period of 13 eventful years, prohibition ended on this day in 1933, and Americans were able to legally have a drink once again.
While alcohol is legal, its use involves personal responsibility. With the holiday season underway, this is a time for more parties and more driving than usual -- as well as increased hours of darkness and bad weather.
That combination is why this is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Across the country, more people are killed each year on the highways than the entire population of many towns -- nearly 43,000.
More than one-third of these deaths occur in accidents where the people involved have blood alcohol levels above the legal limit."
Courtesy of US News Wire
Karen on 12.04.05 @ 10:28 AM CST