Wisconsin has an obvious problem with drunk driving prevention: it doesn’t meet the standards set by the rest of the country. In every state except Wisconsin, any drunk driving conviction is a criminal offense. In Wisconsin, many first-time OWIs are a slap-on-the-wrist traffic offense. Instead of preventing drunk driving, the state looks the other way. It is no wonder there is such a high drunk driving rate, but fortunately, residents are stepping up to fill the void the law has left behind. Enter designated driver services like Bar Buddies Boo.
Designated driver services save lives. Ignoring drunk driving problems does not.
Bar Buddies Boo is showing Baraboo, Wisconsin how easy it is to get home safely when drinking. In the face of laws that give too many drunk drivers a “do-over,” what can be expected except that an OWI offender will just think it is okay to drive if they are intoxicated. Bar Buddies Boo disrupts that thinking, bringing an easy way for intoxicated bar hoppers to get home, avoiding all legal problems, including court, fines and fees, and a potential ignition interlock requirement.
On New Year’s Eve, Bar Buddies Boo was responsible for giving 500 sober rides to impaired, would-be drivers in Wisconsin.
You have a choice each time you head out for a night of drinking. But after a few too many beers, those lines get blurred (like the lines on the road you’re about to drive on). Having a designated driver at your fingertips is easy when there are dedicated services like Bar Buddies Boo who take the time, and the effort, to get people home safely. Until Wisconsin law gets up to speed, at least there are options available for those who are ready to head home, but are not ready to risk lives on the road.