Many of the biggest holidays are coming up and many people are going to spend most of their time with family and friends. The holiday is the perfect time to spread good cheers, laugh, take a much-deserved break, eat delicious food and — as one of many people’s favorite celebratory traditions — drink.
The holiday spirit can quickly get cut short when your family thinks driving home after a few drinks won’t hurt anyone. Not only is driving while intoxicated one of the biggest dangers at the end of the year but it can lead to major legal fines if your family member is caught. How can you keep your family safe during the holiday? Here are some ideas:
Find a designated driver
One of the best ways to avoid a DWI or DUI (depending on your state) is to plan ahead. Having someone assigned as a designated driver could prevent your family from driving under the influence. However, you may find it hard to find a designated driver who isn’t celebrating the festivals – unless they’re a non-drinker – causing your plans to go downhill.
Call a cab, Uber or Lyft
If a designated driver can’t be found – or is found inebriated – then you may need a backup plan. Luckily, you can download cab apps to call and pick up family who’ve drunk too much to drive. The only problem with finding a cab, Uber or Lyft on the holiday, however, is that many drivers are celebrating themselves.
Offer a room or a couch
When all else fails, you may consider having your family stay the night. After a much-needed rest, your family may find themselves sober enough to drive.
Everybody makes mistakes from time to time. If you slipped up and drove home after having one too many drinks yourself, you may need to reach out for legal help to get the best possible outcome in your case.