According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, in 2013, alcohol contributed to over 12,000 accidents and almost 500 deaths on Ohio's roads.
For the third year in a row and in an effort to encourage people to celebrate the holiday's responsibly, AAA held a Holiday Mocktail Competition at their Zanesville location. AAA Travel Agent, Lucy McCalister, says AAA employees brainstormed together to come up with two different mocktail recipes.
"Our recipe gets put in a book that they can pick up from all the stores," said McAlister. "We have one that is a vanilla hot chocolate and then there's another one that's a cinnamon, cranberry pineapple mixture."
The competition was created to encourage people to include non-alcoholic fun into their holiday events.