Driving Substitutes: Avoiding Accidents

After a night of drinking, it’s important you get home safely. However, if you’ve had too much to drink, then you don’t want to take the risk of getting behind the wheel. Instead, you should look to some driving substitutes. That way, you can make it back without risking a DUI…

Driving Substitutes: Get Home Safely

Public transit

Public transportation is one of the good driving substitutes. The nice thing about public transport is that it’ll pretty much always be running. This is especially handy if you have been drinking at a pretty late time. They’re also especially useful if you live in a city, because you can pretty much always have a route home.

It’s a good idea to do a bit of planning ahead of using public transit. Before you go out, look up the routes close to where you’ll be and figure out the times and distance from where you live. Make sure you also bring enough money to cover any fares!

Ride sharing apps

Perhaps one of the most popular driving substitutes are ride sharing apps. These apps, like Uber and Lyft, allow for you to have someone else come pick you up. The nice thing about these apps when compared to something like taxis are how you can always request a pickup. That means even if you’re in a more rural spot, you can get a ride.

Still, with that convenience comes a bit more expense. Many of these apps will charge extra during peak “surge” hours when there’s a lot of requests. Of course, paying that bit extra is always worth it compared to getting a DUI!

Designated driver

The designated driver concept has been one of the most effective driving substitutes for avoiding DUIs. For starters, they’re more reliable and safer than other choices. Instead of needing strangers to drive you home, you’ll have someone you know to do it. Plus, you won’t have to worry about waiting a long time for your ride.

Also, designated driving encourages healthier drinking habits. That’s because most friend groups will use a rotation system. If someone was the driver last time, then next time someone else will take the role, which will let the last person drink and the other to take a break. So long as you can trust your friend to keep sober, this is an excellent substitute to pick.