16 Nov How to Prevent Trouble
There are a few things that you can do to decrease your risk of becoming involved in an alcohol-related crash or fatality.
If You Are Drunk
If you are questioning whether or not you are able to drive home, you should always assume that you are not. The fact that you are questioning it is all of the proof that you need that you are not okay to be behind the wheel of a vehicle. Once you come to the realization that you are not able to drive back home you should bring it to the attention of a trusted friend, one that you know will not allow you to get behind the wheel. If your friends are also too drunk to drive home, you should then begin to look into other alternative ride options. In modern times there are many options to choose from, such as uber and left.
Both of these options allow users to get a ride for themselves from a sober driver by opening up an app on their phone, and inputting their pick up and drop off location. This is the simplest way to find a ride when you need one. If you are unable to use the uber or lyft to get a ride for yourself, the chances are that somebody knows the number of a taxi or cab that can take you home. In the event that the first two options fall through, try calling a friend or family member that has not been out drinking.
If a Friend is Drunk
Drunk people can sometimes be confrontational. Often times, drunk people will insist on driving home because they are too impaired to think logically and realize that they are not in any condition to be driving. The first step towards convincing your friend not to drive is to know not to take any confrontation that may arise personally. You need to be prepared to stand your ground. Your friend will thank you in the morning when they realize that you helped to make sure that made it home safely.
Some Tips to Avoid Drunk Driving
- Have a plan in place ahead of time – doing this will give you peace of mind and will ensure that you have a guaranteed way to get back home safely.
- If you know that somebody will be drinking, get them to agree to hand their keys over ahead of time. This will prevent temptation and will prevent you from having to try to reason with the person while they are drunk.
- Familiarize yourself with how rideshare apps such as uber and left work. These options are phasing out taxis, and it is important to be familiar with how to use them in the event that you are not able to find a sober person to drive.
These are just some of the things that you should consider to reduce the chances of becoming involved in a drunk driving accident. Keeping these things in mind will help increase safety.