Drive Safe This Holiday Season
Never serve alcohol to those under age 21; it’s illegal and dangerous.
Remember that prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, illegal drugs, and even late-night drowsiness can also impair your ability to drive safely and can increase the effects of alcohol.
Offer and consume a variety of foods to help absorb some of the alcohol; also drink water to stay hydrated.
If you encounter an impaired driver on the road, keep a safe distance and ask a passenger to call 911 (or pull over to a safe location to make the call yourself).
Make a Plan
Call a friend or family member for a ride home if you’ve been drinking, and never ride as a passenger for someone who has been drinking.
Keep a cab/sober ride telephone number in your cellphone or wallet so you can call for a ride home.
Utilize a rideshare program such as Uber or Lyft, but remember these can charge premium rates at busy hours.
Let your peers know that you will take away their car keys if they’ve had too much to drink.
Information taken from DUI Justice Link, 2016, American Automobile Association.
1Tow mileage limits apply.