Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving – Special Twitter Chat

With holiday parties in full swing from Christmas open houses to New Year’s Eve bashes, many of us will be on the road this holiday season.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to keep your family safe it to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before heading out for your festivities, and spread the word to others about the importance of planning ahead.  After all, even if you will not be enjoying an alcoholic beverage at a holiday gathering, you’ll be sharing the road with those who have.

Please join us Wednesday for a one hour very special Twitter chat with a guest expert from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving Twitter Chat

When: Wednesday, December 14th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET

Where: #BuzzedDriving hashtag on Twitter

How: To participate, use the tag during the hour of 2:00 and 3:00 and follow both hostess @ResourcefulMom and @BuzzedDriving

Ready to plan ahead for your holiday gatherings?  Check out the Alternative Ride Locator as well as this list of 50 fun and festive non-alcoholic drinks to keep the designated drivers at your party pleased as punch.  Also, visit the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving website to take a pledge not to drink and drive this holiday season.  Want more information or just ready to help get the word out? Stop by the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Facebook page.

Learn more about the impact of buzzed driving:


Can you help us spread the word about the dangers of buzzed driving and join us to learn more?  Let us know below!

Guest Expert

Ruth Esteban-Muir
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Office of Traffic Injury Control Programs

Program Development & Delivery

Impaired Driving Division

Ms. Muir is with the Impaired Driving Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  She is responsible for overseeing national demonstration projects focused on high risk populations.  Some of her projects include working with probation, National Park Service, analyzing criminal histories for prior DWIs, self-sufficient programs, college-aged programs, and community-based programs such as alternative transportation.  Formerly, she served as a program manager for a non-profit community-based organization advocating for the use of environmental strategies to reduce underage drinking and impaired driving.  Active on many committees and boards, she served as Vice-Chair of the U.S. DOT Asian Pacific American Employees Council, planning committee member of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Meeting on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Violence Prevention in Higher Education; past treasurer of the Monterey County, California, Chapter of MADD; brief appointed commissioner on the Monterey County Community Action Agency; member of the California State University-Monterey Bay Community Advisory Committee; and steering committee member of Hispanic Chamber Women’s Conference.  She has experience as a grant writer for a tri-county literacy alliance, a team writer developing a countywide disaster plan, and trainer on media advocacy and coalition building for local community foundations.  Outside of her work with NHTSA, she is co-owner of a local DMV certified driving school in Virginia that provides behind-the-wheel lessons for those seeking to get their driver’s license.  She attended the University of San Francisco and has a criminal justice degree.

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  • asmithonline

    Excellent party, I’ll help spread the word for sure 😉

  • mom4everever

    can’t wait

  • @lmmccollister

    Great topic!

  • What an important message to get out! Thanks for includingt em in this party!

  • kim adams

    thank you for the chat glad to spread the word

  • Excited for the party in a few 🙂

  • Janet

    I caught the tail-end of you Twitter party. This is a subject near & dear to me. Thank you for spreading the word. 🙂