Happy Repeal Day! What’s that, you ask? Anyone who likes a bit of Captain with their Coke or Jameson with their ginger should be celebrating.
Repeal Day is celebrated annually on Dec. 5 because on this day in 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified and the Volstead Act — which placed a ban on alcohol sales throughout the country — was lifted after 13 years. Unlike St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is the only “holiday” that celebrates the laws that guarantee our rights and is set forth in the United States Constitution.
Now, celebrate Repeal Day wisely. Don’t get behind a wheel and drive after celebrating. Remember, intoxicated drivers remain the biggest cause of traffic fatalities both in Florida and in the United States. In 2017, 839 people in Florida died in DUI crashes. Nearly 11,000 people — about one-third of the nation’s 37,000-plus traffic fatalities — died in 2016 and 2017 due to drivers impaired by alcohol.
Celebrate and drive safely, but watch out for those who don’t!
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