Many parties and events include drinking. However, you should not attempt to drive home after you have been drinking. Consuming even one drink can drastically slow down your reaction time, increasing the likelihood you will be involved in a car accident. And if you over indulge and attempt to drive home, you could find yourself facing a driving while under the influence criminal charge. Here are a few tips from State Insurance Solutions on various ways to get home safely after drinking in Arlington, TX this holiday season.
Find a Designated Driver Before Drinking
If you are going to an event with others, select one designated driver before anyone begins to drink. This ensures that one person will remain alcohol free and be able to safely drive you home at the end of the evening.
Use a Ride Sharing Service
Using a ride sharing service, like Uber or Lyft, allows you to get a ride home after you have been drinking. However, keep in mind that these services can deny you a ride if you are belligerent and there is a hefty cleaning fee if you throw up in their car.
Call a Cab
If you have had too much to drink and are unsure if you can drive home safely, pick up the phone and call a cab. They can help ensure you make it home safe and sound.
Find a Sober Ride Program
Lastly, if you have had too much to drink, look for a sober ride program in your area. The availability of these programs changes from day to day, based on funding and volunteer availability. However, many of these are free or low-cost ways to get home and the majority of them operate nightly during the holiday season.
At State Insurance Solutions, serving the Arlington, TX area, we want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. The New Year is also a great time to take a look at your insurance policies and ensure they still meet your needs. If you are looking to save some money on a policy this year or increase your coverage, give us a call. We can help you find the policy that best meets your needs today.