Posted on June 12, 2017 in Drunk Driving
It’s summertime when friends and neighbors enjoy celebrations, parties, backyard barbecues, and get-togethers of all kinds. And very often, they include alcohol. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a cold beer on a hot day? Unfortunately, amidst the fun, Memorial Day through Labor Day holidays typically see the highest number of traffic fatalities compared to any other time of the year.
A drink or two might add to the fun for some people—as long as it is actually no more than a drink or two. But guests need to drive home at the end of the party, and truth be told, many lose track of the number of drinks they’ve had; and they may easily lose perspective and think nothing of getting behind the wheel when they’ve had one or two too many—or more. When this happens, a fun summer get-together can easily turn to tragedy. The fact that drinking and driving don’t mix is so well known that saying it again may come off sounding like a cliché. But cliché or not, it’s one that needs to be taken very, very seriously. There are many things you can do to prevent drunk driving.
When you’re planning a party, plan to have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages available: juice, bottled water, soft drinks, non-alcoholic punch, and so forth. Phoenix DUI attorneys say Arizona has Social Host Liability Laws that can hold you liable for someone leaving your party drunk. Don’t pressure guests to drink. Other precautions you can take as a host include:
If you’re a guest at a party where alcohol is being served, you can also help to ensure that everyone gets home safely. For example:
Don’t let an alcohol-related tragedy ruin the happy times with your family and friends. Do your part to ensure a joyful and safe summer for everyone, and make it your own rule never to drink and drive. With Arizona having some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation, you will not only be helping to reduce drunk driving deaths and injuries, but may also be helping a friend, family member, neighbor, or colleague avoid a holiday DUI!