Laws against drinking and driving are becoming progressively stricter, and the penalties for those who get caught are incredibly steep. If you are planning on having a night out, then you should take some steps to ensure that you and your party safely get home. Here are some ways to prevent your night from getting out of control:
Know your limits:
Pace yourself when you are drinking so that you can tell when you have had enough. Drinking a glass of water or soda in between each alcoholic beverage can help you slow down your alcohol consumption throughout the evening.
Be cautious of happy hour:
Although it is appealing to knock back a couple drinks after work, be careful when consuming after work beverages. Take advantage of the food menus available at most restaurants during happy hour or have some dinner with your drinks so that you are less likely to overdo it. Drinking on an empty stomach will cause you to drink faster and amplify the intoxicating effects of alcohol.
Always have an exit strategy:
Whether you choose to have a designated driver or use a cab to get home, it is always beneficial to determine how you will get home before you go out. When you go to an establishment to drink, familiarize yourself with your surroundings so you can easily leave when you need to. Always have the number for a cab company handy so that you can get home even if your ride falls through.
Go out close to home:
If possible, choose a destination that is within walking distance to your home or a friend's house where you can stay.
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