Whether you love being a designated driver or you just drew the short end
of the stick this time, there is a code among designated drivers that
should be followed every time for a safe and fun experience for all. Not
only are you saving your friends from an
OWI, you’re also racking up a bunch of IOU points for future outings.
It’s a win-win situation, especially if your friends agree to buy
you dinner while you’re out! Start dropping hints now.
As a designated driver, what is your ultimate goal? To get all your friends
home safely and make sure the experience goes smoothly for everyone. Keep
that in mind through the night so you’re motivated to follow through
on your promises.
Follow these tips for a fun evening out:
Get the Keys: Make sure you have the keys before you head out and throughout the entire
evening. This could save you from having to track them down and get them later.
No Cheating: Sure you said you wouldn’t drink anything – but what about
tasting a few drinks? Don’t let yourself sip anything with alcohol.
A designated driver isn’t about who is the least drunk. Get a soda,
water, tea, or even a mocktail!
Have Fun: Nobody wants to be driven around by a buzzkill. Enjoy your time with
your friends and don’t make the night all about having a pity party
over being a designated driver. Everyone will have a better time and be
more willing to return the favor at another time!
Are you always the designated driver? Consider making a pact with your
group that you have to take turns with the responsibilities of driving
around for the night. Make being a designated driver as attractive for
the other person as possible by offering to buy them dinner, pay for gas,
and pay for future drinks!
At the end of the night, if you or someone you know is still faced with an OWI,
contact Arnold Terrill, P.C. for skilled legal help.