Driving under the influence of alcohol puts everyone at risk: you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people, every day, in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes.
Fortunately, drunk driving is avoidable. If you're drunk or buzzed and need a ride home, there are several other alternatives. You need to plan ahead though, so that at the end of the evening you don't have to make the decision whether to drive or not when your judgment is clouded by alcohol.
Some alternatives to driving under the influence of alcohol:
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