Some Rules to Drive By

  • Don’t drive if you have been drinking – remember, the risks are too great to take a chance. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely.
  • Friends don’t let friends drive drunk – it may be a difficult thing to prevent, but letting someone else drive drunk can be as irresponsible as driving drunk yourself.
  • Make plans before you drink alcohol – If you are going out and you know you will be drinking make plans ahead of time to return home without driving. If you are accompanying someone, or going in a group, designate a driver who has chosen not to drink. Depending on where you are going and how far it is from your home, you may choose an alternative method of transportation, such as a public bus, private taxi service, or even walking.
  • Know the beverage you drink – understanding how the consumption of alcohol effects your behavior and your ability to operate a vehicle will help you to better understand the dangers. A guide to blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and alcohol impairment is available at: http://www.stopimpaireddriving.com/ and there is a BAC calculator located at http://www.sr22insurance.net/bac-calculator/.