ABC Reminds Licensees to Help Prevent DUIs and Check Identifications Carefully
The public can help by designating a sober driver during the holiday season
Sacramento – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is reminding ABC licensees to prevent DUIs and check identifications closely to prevent underage drinking during the holidays. ABC also wants to remind the public to have a plan in place for a sober driver to get everyone home safely.
ABC is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help keep communities safe through New Year’s Day. Remember to designate a sober driver, use public transportation, or a ride hailing service.
“Let’s keep friends and loved ones safe this holiday season,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “Remember to plan before you celebrate to get everyone home safely. ABC licensees can help keep communities safe by carefully checking identifications and ensuring customers are not overserved.”
The department will be utilizing education and prevention programs, and enforcement where necessary in collaboration with local law enforcement, licensed establishments, and community stakeholders to help make the holiday season as safe as possible.
Visit ABC’s website to see how the department protects communities through education, prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws.
ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.