It’s not something you always want to think about when you’re getting ready for an evening out, but it’s important to plan ahead and think about whether you have a plan for getting home after the party winds down.
We all know how dangerous drinking and driving can be. DUI’s can seriously impact the way you live, and the safety risk is immeasurable. The best way to avoid making a big mistake is to plan ahead to ensure holiday road safety.
Here’s how you can do that.
Whip up some mocktails
There’s no rule that says you need to indulge in a few cocktails to enjoy yourself. Many people are bucking the notion that drinking has to determine the level of fun and enjoyment they have.
By offering interesting, non-alcoholic beverages — aside from water or pop — you can offer your designated driver guests an option that's just as fun as indulging in alcoholic drinks.
Short on time? Pick up some non-alcoholic wine or try a brand like Seedlip for distilled non-alcoholic spirits.
Book a taxi or rideshare
Services like Uber and Lyft make it so easy to get a ride, that no one has an excuse to drive while impaired this holiday season. Make sure your phone is fully charged, so you can hail a ride at the tap of a finger.
Keep the following safety tips in mind when using a ride-sharing service:
Order your ride from inside the house or restaurant: This limits the chances of someone noticing you waiting for a ride and impersonating your driver
Check the plates: Verify that the car’s plates match the licence given to you on the app
Wait for the driver to say your name before getting in: Don’t say your name first. Let the driver confirm to ensure they’re actually working for the ride-sharing service.
Share your ride status: Use the Share Ride feature to allow a friend or family member to track your ride, access the driver’s details, and ensure you arrive safely to your destination.