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3 Ways to Line Up a Designated Driver

It’s a scientific fact: The more alcohol you consume, the more your judgment is impaired. (Anyone who’s woken up to a cringeworthy text could tell you that.) According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. That’s one death every 50 minutes. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever to line up a designated driver before you pop the bubbly at your next party.

In today’s tech-driven era, finding a DD is as easy as opening an app on your phone. Here are three ways to line up a ride.

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1. Call an Uber or Lyft

Uh-oh – you said you’d just stay for one drink, but one has turned into several. It’s time to put away your keys. A safe ride is just a few taps away with Uber or Lyft. And even promo codes are easy to come by to lower the cost, especially for first-time riders. 

2. Hail a Cab

If you live in a city or an area where cabs are accessible, they are a great alternative to getting behind the wheel.

3. Ask a Friend or Family Member

Sometimes, all you have to do is ask a sober pal to be on deck when you’re ready to call it a night. Make sure you have the names and phone numbers of family members or friends in your phone in case you need to reach out. To show your gratitude, return the favor by DDing next time, treating them to lunch or buying a gas card.

Don’t forget: If you’re hosting a party with excessive alcohol, most states will hold you responsible for your guests’ actions behind the wheel. In those states, anyone injured by a drunk driver has the right to sue the host of the party who served the alcohol. Sometimes, criminal charges may even apply. Know your host liquor liability and make sure your guests have a safe and sober ride home.

Protecting You

Just like a designated driver, your independent insurance agent has your back so you can live life to its fullest. Reach out to an agent to guarantee your vehicle has the right coverage.

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