There’s nothing wrong with having a good time or getting loose. There is a big problem if you decide to drink a little too much and then also decide to get behind a steering wheel. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol not only puts you at risk of a DUI charge but even worse it puts the safety and well-being of yourself and others at risk.
We’ve heard all the excuses before, “Well I needed to get my car home for work the next morning!” There is no excuse great enough to give you permission to drink and drive. To help keep you and those around you safe, let’s look at 3 different ways in which you can get home when you’ve drank too much.
3 Ways to Get Home When You’ve Drank Too Much
FIND A RIDE WITH A FRIEND
If you’re out having a good time, chances are you are hanging with someone you know and trust. If you find that the night has gotten out of hand and you’re unable to operate your vehicle, ask for a ride. Your friends are not likely to deny you a ride if you’ve had one too many, make sure to throw in some gas money!
TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Even smaller towns likely have some type of public transportation. Before going out, you should make yourself familiar with your local public transportation options to make sure you have a safe way to get home should you overdo it. Know where your stop is, and at least an idea of when your proper bus comes on so you’ll know what you’re doing even if you’re feeling a little loose.
CALL A CAB OR RIDE SHARE
Yes, we know, ride sharing and taxis can be a little pricey, but they’re much less pricey than court costs and fines that come with a DUI. If you’ve exhausted your options to get home, call on a cab or ride sharing service. It may cost more than you intended for the night, but you will be safe and smart.
There’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel when you’ve had too many. Grab a ride, use public transportation, or call a cab or rideshare to make sure you avoid a DUI charge as well as injury. The whole bar will thank you for making the responsible decision.