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Plan ahead to prevent drunken driving crashes

Americans have worked hard this year and have earned a relaxing Labor Day weekend filled with family and friends, barbecue and beer.

Before you raise a glass to toast the hard workers of your city this Labor Day weekend, remember to “Drink Wiser” and do your part in keeping our roads, bars and backyards safe by planning ahead for safe rides and staying hydrated between beers.

Anheuser-Busch has been a leader in responsbile marketing since the early 1900s, when the company launched its “Budweiser Means Moderation” advertisements. Over the past 35 years, the brewer and its wholesaler partners, including G&M Distributors Inc., have invested more than $1 billion in national campaigns and community-based programs to promote alcohol responsibility and prevent drunken driving. Alcohol-related fatalities have decreased 51 percent over this period, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Safe holiday outings start at home, so plan ahead this year for safe rides over Labor Day weekend — schedule a ride share or designate a driver. And always remember to hydrate between beers. Wishing all the hard workers of your city a fun and safety Labor Day 2018!

Mary Adolphson

Knoxville

Note to readers: Mary Adolphson is corporate social responsibility coordinator for G&M Distributors, with facilities in Dixon and Galesburg.

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