The Role Of A Designated Driver
Look, we get it! Who doesn’t want to go out and have a few drinks, and just have a good time! Who also doesn’t want to be sitting in jail and have a DUI on their record?! We certainly don’t, and we don’t want you to! That’s why its really a good idea to have a designated driver assigned BEFORE you go out for the night.
A designated driver is a key thing to have if you want to ensure you will have a fun AND safe night. That driver is going to be someone who has agreed to NOT TO TAKE A SIP of alcohol that night. That person is going to make sure everyone gets home safe. While that may not seem like a fun job, because you are watching everyone else drink and you have to be the responsible adult for the night.. it is a vital role.
Ways To Show You Appreciate Your Designated Driver
So, while its not the most fun job, there are ways you can make sure your designated driver still has a good time and feels appreciated….
- Buy his non alcoholic drinks for the night and his dinner. That is a MUCH better price to pay than dealing with the fees and cost of a DUI. ( So don’t be cheap)
- Make sure that next time you guys go out, let him have a good time and someone else be the designated driver
- Put gas in his car
- Just because he is your driver for the night, don’t get too drunk that he has to babysit you. Still respect him and don’t get too out of control.
- Go ahead and make sure he has the keys before the drinking starts, so that way he doesn’t have to go around and look for them at the end of the night.
Just make sure to have a good time, but stay smart!