Tips to Avoid Drinking & Driving

While no one actually intends to get behind the wheel after having a drink, these occasions can sometimes come along and the temptation is always there. You might have only had a couple of beers and doubt you are over the limit, but with the severe penalties for drink driving, it just isn’t worth the risk.

Here are a few tips to help make sure that you are never faced with the prospect of driving after having a drink.

  • Arrange a taxi – If you know you are going to drink, leave the car at home and use a taxi service in Totnes, which will ensure that you arrive home in one piece. This is the most obvious advice, especially when you think it’s going to be a long evening and it is best to be safe than sorry.
  • Designated driver – If you like to go on pub crawls with your friends, draw straws to see who the designated driver will be. It isn’t so much fun going out with the boys when you have to abstain, but hopefully, someone else will draw the short straw.
  • Drink zero alcohol beer – Near beer, as it is affectionately known, is a kind of compromise. You can still drink with your buddies and 0% alcohol beer actually tastes good and allows you to drive home without worrying about the breathalyser.

Whenever you are planning to go out and you think there might be alcohol involved, it is always best to take precautionary measures to ensure that you aren’t going to drive home.

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