As everyone across the country prepares for various holiday celebrations, we often don’t think about things like Holiday weekend DUI prevention. We’re more concerned with which parties we’re invited to, which dishes we’re bringing to the family Christmas, and if we remembered gifts for everyone on our list. We need to remember that, while we can never have too much spirit of the season, we can have too many of the season’s spirits.
There are many reasons to celebrate this time of year, and we often celebrate by getting a little extra merry. Whether it’s with traditional Christmas drinks such as eggnog and hot buttered rum or a traditional Hanukkah drink such as Manischewitz Sangria or any of the other thousands of drinks available for you to imbibe, most people are having a very happy holiday. However, while planning for your good time, don’t forget to make a plan to prevent a DUI.
Holiday weekend DUI prevention starts before the weekend even begins. Have a game plan for yourself and others at your party in case someone has a few too many. Taking people’s car keys at the door is never a bad plan for prevention. You can also have a list of local cab companies’ numbers or apps installed and ready to go on your phone for those who need to get home. It’s better to leave your car somewhere overnight and take a trustworthy transit service home than to get a DUI.
Holiday celebrations should never end with a drunk driving conviction, ignition interlock requirement, or worse.
When making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget to add Holiday weekend DUI prevention to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.