This Holiday Season, Plan to Have a Designated Driver
October 13th, 2014

Did you know that DUI charges rise during the holidays? ’Tis the season to be jolly, of course, but a driving under the influence charge will put a damper on festivities, and fast. Avoid the stress and legal problems of a DUI and use a designated driver this holiday season.

There are many ways to make using a designated driver easy. Follow these tips and tricks and enjoy the holidays responsibly!

Designated DriverFind a Designated Driver Ahead of Time

If you wait until you are already at a holiday party, where people have been drinking, you may be out of luck when it comes to finding a responsible, sober driver. If you make arrangements ahead of time, you can make it work. Consider carpooling and ensuring that the designated driver remains sober.

Share Designated Driver Duties

If you have a lot of holiday parties to attend, it is a good idea to share the role of designated driver within your social group. Every person can take a turn at a different party, allowing holiday cheer to be spread evenly across the group.

Thank Your Designated Driver

The designated driver in your group will likely still have fun, but they have a big responsibility. Thank your designated driver — you can even offer to take him or her out for breakfast the next day, or better yet, return the favor in the future. 

Use Public Transit or a Taxi

If you cannot set up a designated driver within your group of friends, do not risk driving under the influence. Look up public transit schedules before attending a party, or ensure you know the number for a few local cab companies. It is better to pay a small amount of money for a safe ride home than to drink and drive.

DUI’s are meant to keep everyone safer on the roads. Don’t take the risk of drinking and driving.

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