Special Twitter Chat with NHTSA

The snow is melting, the bulbs are blooming, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to keep your family safe is to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before heading out for your St Patty’s Day festivities.  And don’t forget to spread the word to others about the importance of planning ahead.  After all, even if you will not be enjoying a green alcoholic beverage at a holiday gathering, you may 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.

When: Wednesday, March 9th 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 March 17th gatherings?    Also, visit the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving website to take a pledge not to drink and drive.


Planning on attending?  Let us know by adding your Twitter name below:

About special guest 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.  She attended the University of San Francisco and has a criminal justice degree.

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