Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tips to put the brakes on people driving drunk

If you’ve ever been around a friend or family member who has had too much to drink and wants to drive home, you know it can be an awkward situation. Those people often minimize the effects of alcohol. You know the ol’ ‘I’m fine!’ According to advocates for safe driving at Mothers Against Drunk Driving, this is not the time to be politically correct. Your objective should be to help keep the driver safe by handing over the keys. Take a look at these recommendations from MADD: Be as non-confrontational as possible. Suggest alternate ways of getting to their destination — a cab, a sober driver, public transportation. Remember that the person you are talking to is impaired — talk a bit more slowly and explain things more fully than if you were speaking to a sober person. Explain that you don’t want them to drive because you care and you don’t want them to hurt themselves or others. Suggest that they sleep over ... read more