SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - This past week's celebration of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and during this time an average of 45 Americans lose their lives on a daily basis as a result of drunk driving.
Holiday parties and get-togethers dominate the social landscape, and that leads to people having a good time, sometimes too good of a time, and leads to a decision that can have tragic consequences.
New Zealand's transport accident commission has produced an anti-DUI video that's one of the most effective the editorial board has ever seen. It's effective because it's so violent and so graphic and so true to the horror it depicts.
To see the full 5 minute video go to
. Parents, you should watch it yourself and then determine if it's too graphic for your driving age children. If you find that it is, we urge you to replace it with a serious conversation about the terrible consequences of drinking and driving, and then let us know what you think.