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It's National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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Posted at 10:58 PM, Dec 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-11 16:37:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Before you head out to any holidays parties, drunk driving prevention advocates are urging you, if you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. It focuses not only drunk driving but drugged driving.

The Colquitt County based South Georgia Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter leader says it just breaks his heart any time he hears about a deadly alcohol-related car crash.

"I hate it," said M.A.D.D. Leader Gary Robinson. "It really bothers me bad. I've lost a lot of sleep over it, being a fireman, first responder for years when I had to respond to call in the middle of the day, middle of the night just knowing someone had lost a child or brothers sisters to this violent crime which you know could be prevented."

M.A.D.D. says every 52 minutes someone is killed in a drunk driving crash.