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There are several major holidays coming up during the fall and winter seasons. Big holidays are a perfect time to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones. Social drinking may be a part of these celebrations—whether it’s wine on Thanksgiving, eggnog on Christmas, or champagne on New Year’s Eve.

No matter what you are celebrating or how much you want to enjoy your holiday cocktails, there are ways for you to avoid hazards and penalties with ridesharing. This season (and every season), commit to drinking responsibly and avoiding DUI penalties by not getting behind the wheel.

The Problem with Social Drinking

When you go out to party with friends, you should always delegate someone to be the “designated driver.” If you are attending a party, be the hero, grab a bowl drop your keys in it, and have all your friends do the same. Hide the bowl of keys, select a designated sober driver, so no one gets behind the wheel after drinking.

The problem with social drinking is you may not think you are drinking too much. Even if your drinks are spaced out and you are sipping rather than taking shots, you are still at risk. Driving drunk can result in severe consequences.

When you get behind the wheel, you are taking your life and the lives of others into your hands. If you have been drinking, you could be charged with a DUI—a crime that often leads to high fines, time in jail, and even some long-term penalties.

A Better Way to Celebrate

For many years, people have had the option to call or hail a taxi. When you compare prices; taxis are more expensive overall than the most popular ridesharing options. This is why people often prefer ridesharing companies over taxis and buses.

If you look at the statistics, you’ll see some major cities, such as Miami and New York, have even seen a drastic decrease in DUI arrests and accidents over the last few years.

Stay Safe and Have Fun

You only have one life to live. You should have fun, but do it safely so you can enjoy the holidays! If you want to drink this season, you have ways to safeguard yourself and ensure you have a fantastic time. You can call a taxi or other ridesharing services. If you want to determine your breath alcohol level to see if you are fit to drive, purchase a portable, personal breathalyzer. If you have been arrested for drunk driving or charged with a DUI, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device to maintain your driving privileges. For more information on these devices, you can contact RoadGuard Interlock.


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