The celebration continued with Woodford Reserve at Saratoga Race Course on August 24 2018. For the second race day in less than a month, NYRA, Woodford Reserve and TEAM Coalition promoted responsible drinking and drunk driving prevention. Click the link below to view the event summary from the earlier race.
107 guests made the pledge to drink responsibly. They autographed a responsibility wall and received a free souvenir photo. The 55 photos taken were shared 244 times via text forwarding and social media, an average of 2.3 views per photo.
US DOT / NHTSA 2017 NATIONAL DATA:
• In 2017, 10,874 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 1.1% from the 10,996 fatalities in 2016.
• Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
• Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol, and fail to buckle up.