According to the NHTSA, in 2012 alone, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related driving crashes. That tally ended up being one death every 51 minutes.
Some find excuses for driving impaired, but in the end, there is no excuse. Below are some alternatives to getting home safely.
1. Take a cab: Yes, sometimes a taxi can be expensive, but we guarantee that a DUI will be a lot more expensive and will be on your record forever.
2. Take an Uber or Lyft car: Uber and Lyft are two new car services to hit Orlando in the past few months. Both offer rides similar to a taxi, but is usually much less expensive.
3. Designate a driver: If you go out knowing you will be drinking, designate a driver to bring you home safely.
4. Call a friend: If all else fails and you are in a pickle, call a friend you trust and explain them the situation. Your friend should understand that driving impaired is never an option.
In order to stop impaired driving in it’s tracks, law enforcement around the United States will be cracking down on drunk driving from August 15th through Labor Day. As their slogan goes “They will see you before you see them”.