5 Tips To Prevent Drinking and Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol is incredibly dangerous. If you’re caught driving over the legal limit, you can face a fine, have your license suspended, and even wind up in jail. Of course, all of these consequences pale in comparison to the guilt and regret you’ll deal with if you end up injuring or killing someone as a result of your drunk driving.

Criminal defense attorneys in Montgomery County, PA know firsthand that driving under the influence is much more common than many drivers want to believe. However, avoiding a DUI can be simple with just a little prior planning. Use these five tips to avoid the temptation to drink and drive.

  • Always have a designated driver. Going out is more fun with friends! Always choose a designated sober driver when you head out for a night on the town.
  • Don’t drink when you’re alone. If you do choose to go out alone, avoid drinking. Order a club soda, soft drink, or mocktail instead.
  • Eat plenty of food. Drinking on an empty stomach can lead you to feel intoxicated much more quickly. This can lower your inhibitions and increase your chances of drinking and driving. Always remember to order a protein-filled snack when you drink to avoid accidentally overindulging.
  • Download a taxi app on your phone. Online ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft are making it easier than ever before to avoid drunk driving. Download a ridesharing or taxi app on your phone and link a payment method before you head out for a safe night.
  • Don’t get in a car with someone who has been drinking. Riding with someone who has been drinking can be just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel yourself. Never get in a car with someone who’s been consuming alcohol.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need an attorney experienced in DUI law in Bucks County. Contact Kalikhman and Rayz, LLC by calling 215-792-2963 for assistance in determining the best next step in your unique case.