Steps to Prevent Drunk Driving
If you will be drinking, plan on not driving. Plan your safe ride home before you start the party. Designate a sober driver ahead of time.
If you drink, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation, etc. There are a number of mobile phone apps available today that will help you find a safe ride home if you’ve been drinking.
If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys and help them arrange a sober ride home.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement. Your actions could help save someone’s life.
Before drinking, choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver.
Don’t let your friends drive impaired.
If you have been drinking, call a taxi or ride service. Download one of the available apps in advance to help you call a friend or family member, pinpoint your location, and arrange to be picked up.
If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
If you’re driving or a passenger, always wear your seat belt – it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.