If you know you will be drinking, or
if medications you're taking may affect your ability to drive
responsibly, there are other options besides driving yourself
a driver who agrees not to drink. A sober driver is the
safest driver. Remember, a designated driver is someone who drinks
NO alcohol at all, not the person who has consumed the fewest
drinks at the end of the night.
drinking in time to sober up. It takes the body approximately
one hour to eliminate one drink from your system. If you plan
to drive home later, stop drinking in time to let all the drinks
you've consumed exit your system before you head home.
alternative transportation. If you find yourself late in
the evening with no plan for getting home safely, find a sober
friend to drive you home; call a cab; or take public transportation.
Walk home only if you live close and have safe streets to travel
on foot - intoxicated pedestrians have the same impaired judgement
as drunk drivers, so don't think you can beat traffic on busy
streets and highways.
where you are. If you can spend the night at a friend's
house, you avoid the terrible consequences of driving while intoxicated
- for you and everyone else.
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