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How to Avoid Drinking and Driving

Have you ever been tempted to drink and drive? If you're going to consume alcohol, then it's very important to always drink responsibly. Even if you only have one drink, you still shouldn’t get behind the wheel. If you have a problem with wanting to drive after drinking, take a look at these various tips to assist you in avoiding the negative situation:

Find a Designated Driver

If you plan on drinking, then you should find a designated driver. Before you leave your home to go to a bar or party, make sure you have a ride home. Not only is it important to appoint a designated driver, but it's equally as important to ensure that your driver doesn't consume alcohol. Not only do you need to find a designated driver, you need to find a designated driver that isn’t going to drink or consume any amount of alcohol.

Call a Taxi

Depending on where you live, calling a taxi may be an option and your best bet. In fact, once the bar closes, you may find a line of taxis waiting outside for patrons who need a ride. Though a taxi ride may seem expensive, it's a lot cheaper than the price of a DUI and/or causing an accident. If you don’t have a designated driver or another means to get home from the bar, then call a taxi.

Hide Your Keys

If you still feel as if you may be tempted to drink and drive, then hide your car keys or give them to a sober friend. Of course, if your car isn’t at the bar, then you'll be less likely to drive after drinking. However, if you drive yourself to a party or to the bar, then it's imperative your car keys are out of reach. Though you may not plan on drinking and driving, you can never be too sure how alcohol will affect your judgment.

Be Responsible – Make Safe Decisions

If you're old enough to consume alcohol and plan on doing so, then it's important to always drink responsibly. If you make the decision to drink and drive, you will put yourself and other motorists in danger. No matter what the circumstances may be, it's vital to always avoid drinking and driving.


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