Preventing a DUI
No one wants to be faced with a DUI arrest, let alone a conviction. And there is one full proof way to avoid both: get a designated driver.
Designated drivers (aka the DD) have probably saved thousands of lives and prevented many injuries by being responsible citizens. And those that are drinking alcohol are respected when they arrange to have a designated driver take them home. It shows maturity and good decision making on the part of both people.
Because DUI laws and penalties have only gotten worse over time, people have realized the importance of having a designated driver when they plan to consume alcohol. At social events, the designated driver can be issued a special bracelet so that everyone knows not to buy them drinks and they are a valued part of every party.
In groups of friends, one person may always prefer to be the designated driver if they don’t drink alcohol. This works out great for all the parties involved and does not make the designated driver feel out of the loop at social functions. However, if a group of friends all drink alcohol they can work out an easy system so that each person takes turns being the designated driver. While it may not be ideal to be the designated driver, many establishments provide free non-alcoholic beverages to DD’s.
This concept has worked for millions of Americans because it’s a simple system and it doesn’t cost anything. Plus it’s a full proof way to avoid anyone being convicted of DUI. You won’t have to worry about only drinking one or two beverages because the designated driver is taking care of transportation. And the DD doesn’t have to worry about DUI because they are not consuming any alcohol.
The key to this concept is to plan ahead. Once alcohol is consumed, people start making poor judgments. The DD can also be responsible for taking everyone’s keys.
In the unfortunate event that you or someone you know is charged with DUI just remember that the most important thing to do is contact an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area.