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Safety Tips for Designated Drivers

Posted by Jarrod M. Wilfert | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drunk driving statistics point to an increasing problem with drunk driving. One study that MADD found is that each day, 28 people die from a crash related to drunk driving. Another study discovered that the car accidents are one of the top causes of death for teenagers, and this is especially true when underage drinking and driving is involved.

At Wilfert Law P.C., not only are we committed to providing fierce and aggressive defense to those who have been accused of drunk driving, but we also want to help prevent the issue from happening. The courtroom can be an intimidating place, especially if you have never been accused of DUI or another criminal offense.

What can we do to prevent a drunk driving accident? If you know that alcohol will be involved on your night out, underestimate the importance of having a designated driver. Whether you are the one who has volunteered, or you are being a good sport and “taking one for the team,” you must make sure that your designated driver feels included—not excluded—from the evening's activities.

Here are some of our safety tips for your night out:

  • Have a game plan set. If you know that you or your friends will be drinking, make a plan to make sure that you do have a designated driver.
  • Your designated driver should be reliable, someone you can count on, and you know will not back out on their promise.
  • Will you be the designated driver for the evening? Don't go back on your agreement.

You might suggest to your group of friends to take turns as the designated driver (DD) for that weekend or that event. If that doesn't work for your group, consider hailing a taxi, use a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, or even hire a professional designated driver service, as another option.

Remember that law enforcement is especially vigilant around night clubs, bars, and restaurants, knowing that there is a high likelihood that someone will attempt to drink and drive. Do not put yourself in this situation! If you have been arrested for any reason related to DUI or drunk driving, contact our Ventura DUI Lawyer at Wilfert Law P.C. as soon as possible.

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About the Author

Jarrod M. Wilfert

Founding Attorney A Reputation of Excellence Jarrod M. Wilfert has been involved in criminal law for over a decade and as a former Police Officer, Prosecutor and certified Drug Recognition Expert, he brings a unique and aggressive perspective to the practice of criminal defense and civil litig...


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