If you are like many Georgians, summer is your favorite time of year. The weather is hot, school is out and nature is gorgeous. Without a doubt, it is a great time to take a road trip vacation. With that said, there are some risks you should be aware of.
Every year, there is a significant increase in car accidents during the summertime months, and a major reason for this involves alcohol. Indeed, researchers found that the 4th of July is the deadliest day to drive in the United States, with alcohol playing a big role. To help you stay safe, here are three tips to avoid driving under the influence this summer break.
1. Find someone sober to drive
One of the best ways to prevent a DUI charge is by finding a designated driver before you start drinking. However, if you do not manage to do so beforehand, calling a friend or family member to pick you up can be a smart choice, too.
2. Take public transportation
Another option is to take public transportation. Are you near a bus or subway route? As long as you are clear-headed enough to find your way to the stop or station, this can be an inexpensive way to stay safe. You can also call a cab or use a rideshare app like Lyft or Uber.
3. Sleep over
Depending on where you are, you can also choose to sleep there for the night or book a hotel. Although spending money on a room can be costly, your life costs more.
There is no doubt about it: Summertime is one of the best times to get out and have fun. By drinking responsibly, you can ensure you will have many more DUI-free summers to enjoy in the future.