How to Avoid a DUI
The best way to avoid a DUI is not to consume any alcohol before you drive, those who drink in moderation, however, may still be within their legal limits. Here are some tips to help you avoid a DUI:
Try to moderate how much alcohol you consume and try to learn your body’s natural limits. Two beers for one person may raise your BAC more than another’s based on a number of factors. If you notice you feel “drunk” after a certain amount of drinks, you may need to wait several hours before driving a car.
Eating before or while you are drinking is also a good idea as it helps keep your blood alcohol level from rising too high too quickly.
Call a taxi, a cab is still less expensive than receiving a DUI; some bars will even call the cab for you. If you can’t afford the taxi ask a friend to drive you home. Walk home if you live close enough as a little inconvenience will save you years of heartache down the road.
Try drinking non-alcoholic drinks, some clubs serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and some even serve only non-alcoholic drinks. These are the ones trying to help the alcoholics to stop drinking, but still have fun.
Going to party at a friend’s house? Stay where you are! Pack a bag just in case you get a bit overzealous with the party drinks. Preparing ahead is also a great idea.
Have your own breathalyzer machine, this way you can test yourself before drinking and driving. These tests are not always accurate but the test should give you a good idea of your BAC level. If you are close to the limit, we recommend you to not take the risk.