At the end of a night of drinking, there comes the moment when we just know it is time to head home and get some sleep. Unfortunately, that moment is often clouded by the alcohol we’ve been drinking, and for some, being tired may seem like the only obstacle to driving home safely, not the alcohol itself. But, somewhere deep inside, we know getting behind the wheel of a car is the wrong decision to make. That’s why there’s no better feeling than knowing a sober person is there to get us home… our friend, the designated driver.
When we plan to party safely, we usually convince a friend to be our designated driver, trusting them to be the responsible person. But, sometimes mistakes happen and we’re left with too much alcohol in our systems and our own car to drive. Rather than risking a drunk driving accident, car breathalyzer requirement and a criminal charge, it is our friend, the designated driver, who comes to our rescue. The best part is that our friend, the designated driver, can be a friend, a family member, a co-worker, an acquaintance, a taxi driver or even a friend-of-a-friend. That’s a lot of friends.
You may not even realize that you need a designated driver, especially as the night continues and the drinks are filled at a faster pace. Your designated driver understands that things get out of hand, and that he or she is there to help you home, without question or judgment. Your designated driver is your key to a life without regret the next day, and the hero of the party.
No matter how your friend, the designated driver, shows up to the party, he or she is there to get you home safely. That’s what friends are for.