The designated driver is an important part of every celebration where alcohol is present. While they help bring party-goers home safely, it’s normal for designated drivers to feel left out of the fun. But it doesn’t have to be that way: read along as we explore tips that designated drivers can keep in mind for the safety of their passengers, but also have fun while they’re at it (and without the need for alcohol).
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve/Day are the top holidays of the year that see the most alcohol-related highway deaths. In fact, just between Thanksgiving and New Year’s alone, thousands of people are killed or injured in car accidents that involved alcohol. This is why the designated driver is so vital: protection and responsibility from impaired driving is in the best interest of the driver and the passengers. Everyone just wants to get home safely, and a designated driver makes sure that it happens.
It’s not unusual for the designated driver to feel a little left out. During a time when drinking with friends sounds fun, they’re left being responsible for the transport of said friends. But not all is lost: take a look below at a quick list of tips and tricks to keep the night going smoothly, but also have some fun for yourself.
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