Drinking and driving may also take a greater toll if someone is injured or killed by your actions — perhaps you or one of your family members.
Please commit yourself. Do not drink and drive.
Here are some tips to make yourself and others safe this holiday season:
1. Plan to have a designated driver.
2. At parties, hosts should offer nonalcoholic beverages.
3. Stay at a friend's home or nearby hotel. Do not try to "make" it home.
4. Use public transportation or a cab. Many establishments have a voucher cab program.
Keep yourself, your loved ones, others' loved ones and Huntington Beach safe this holiday.
The writer is the mayor of Huntington Beach.
Obama's not the robber here
It appears that Community Commentary writer Robert Smythe ("President Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff," Nov. 3) has selective focus in viewing the input of special interests in President Obama's proposed legislation. One would think that an adjunct professor from USC (the University of Supercilious Conservatives) would be fully aware of the massive impact that all special interests have in shaping our policies and legislation in Washington, D.C.
Big Business (oil companies, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, firearms manufacturers, etc.) routinely wrote and influenced legislation under President George W. Bush, and I read no complaints from Smythe. Could it be that he only objects to proposals that negatively impact "fat cats"? One only has his word that his allegations are true. I, for one, take exception to his conclusions.