4 Creative Ways to Avoid a DUI
Every day in the United States, twenty-seven people are killed from drunk driving accidents. That’s a startling and unsettling number. Drunk driving isn’t something just we ourselves have to prevent, it is something we have to be on the defense for. No matter how many times we as drivers choose to drive sober, other drivers on the road may be driving while intoxicated.
So, don’t put yourself at risk, and don’t put other drivers and passengers on the road at risk, However, if you do find yourself in a serious legal matter, it’s important to immediately hire an NJ DUI lawyer to represent and advise you. Here are 4 ways to avoid driving under the influence:
1. Tipsy Tow AAA
To aid in the fight against drunk driving, AAA has taken a proactive step in eliminating intoxicated drivers from behind the steering wheel. The tipsy tow offer will take members and nonmembers of AAA home along with their vehicle if they have been drinking throughout the night. The offer is typically provided only around certain holidays, and only in particular parts of the country. So be sure to research if this could apply to your area for Halloween, Christmas, or New Years time.
2. Phone a Friend
Don’t get stuck in a bind once you’re already out. If money is tight and you don’t want to worry about the hassle of a cab, give a friend a timeline of how long you’re going to be out and offer to cook them dinner later in the week if they pick you up. It’s a great tradeoff and will make the end of your night worry and stress-free if you already have transportation all set up.
3. Plan a Fun Night at Home
Bars can be a good time, but don’t underestimate the value of intimate conversation in the comfort of your own home. Plan a fun night out, at home! Invite a couple friends over, get dressed up, get the music going, and you won’t have to worry at all about driving. Encourage friends to all stay the night so none of them will be driving either. Entice them with bagels in the morning if necessary!
4. Don’t Drink!
I know it sounds a bit crazy to some, but you don’t have to drink to have a good time. Try going out on a Friday night without any liquid courage and see how you socialize. You’ll be surprised how good it feels to have a clear state of mind and to save some serious moola not buying drinks at the bar. Your friends will appreciate you being the designated driver too.
Unfortunately, people are human and do make mistakes. Too many people choose to push their luck when it comes to driving under the influence. All over the country, law enforcement has made a steady surge in cracking down on drunk driving by having an increased patrol on weekend nights and by setting up periodic DUI checkpoints in prime social locations. Because of this increased security, the death rate from drunk driving has been cut by 50% since 1980. That’s major progress. If you do get in a situation in New Jersey, where you have been charged with a DUI or need any legal advice when it comes to DUI’s, contact us today at the office of Thomas Campo.