HOUSTON (June 27, 2016) – This Fourth of July, Americans will toast the country’s independence with friends, family and fireworks. While summer holidays should be care-free and fun, they also present the ideal time to remind adults to plan ahead and celebrate responsibly. That’s why Silver Eagle Distributors, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, and our employees are encouraging everyone to be or use a designated driver any time alcohol is part of your plans.
“As millions of adults prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, we remind them to designate a driver or skipper to help keep everyone safe,” says John L. Nau, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors. “Whether you’re on the roadways, waterways, or at a backyard barbeque, making responsible choices is the best way to make a memorable and safe celebration for family and friends.”
Locally, both during the Fourth of July holiday and year round, Silver Eagle Distributors offers the Alert Cab program to provide free cab rides home for bar and restaurant patrons who may have had too much to drink. We also provide our retailers with Driver’s License guides and We I.D. materials to assist in identifying and preventing those who are underage from purchasing and consuming alcohol.
Thanks in part to strong law enforcement, as well as community-based alcohol awareness and education programs, more than 156 million American adults report that they have been or used a designated driver.
For this upcoming holiday weekend, Silver Eagle Distributors and Anheuser-Busch offer the following safe celebration tips that everyone can incorporate into their holiday gatherings:
Be a Responsible Host. Offer non-alcohol beverages for guests who do not drink alcohol and for those who are designated drivers and skippers. Always offer food when serving alcohol beverages, and stop serving alcohol beverages at least one hour before the party ends. Finally, make sure your guests have a safe ride home.
- Drive Safely. Make sure everyone in the vehicle wears a seat belt and everyone in the boat wears a life jacket. Always be alert and in control of your vehicle. Resist the urge to speed by making sure there is plenty of time to reach your destination.
- Be Responsible on the Water. Before hitting the water, check all equipment and brush up on boating safety. When on the water, obey all rules and regulations regarding distance, buoys, channel markers and no-wake zones. Make sure everyone in the boat wears a life jacket.
For the past 30 years, Anheuser-Busch and its nationwide network of wholesalers have invested more than $1 billion in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to promote responsible drinking, prevent underage drinking and drunk driving and address college issues. For more information on these alcohol responsibility efforts and the progress being made, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
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About Silver Eagle Distributors
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor and second largest overall beer distributor. The company employs more than 1,500 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Pasadena, Conroe, Cypress and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit www.silvereagle.com.