Having fun with friends and family is what Labor Day weekend is all about. Most people have an extra day off from work, making it a great time to travel for a long weekend or just spend time at home, grilling out or having a party. Unfortunately, many people also take advantage of this weekend as a time to drink alcohol. In addition, drinking and driving seems to be more popular this weekend than any other during the year.
While driving drunk is illegal, many of us still do it. No matter the risks, we choose to get in a vehicle and drive after having a few drinks. To make sure you don't end up driving drunk this Labor Day weekend, follow the tips below. They'll help you make sure you don't get a DUI this upcoming holiday weekend. If you need help with a drinking problem, our Asheville NC alcohol rehab center can help. Call Legacy Freedom for more information.
Don't Drink And Drive
This is the most simple, straightforward way to ensure you don't get in trouble or cause a drinking and driving related crash or fatality. Choosing to refrain from driving while drinking is the only method that will truly keep you from getting a DUI. If you can't keep yourself from drinking and driving, there are a few other tips, below, that will help you keep things under the legal limit.
Stay Under the Legal Limit
Though laws vary, state to state, all have a BAC (legal blood alcohol content limit) under which you are permitted to drive.
How do you keep your BAC down? Eat while drinking. Food helps the body digest alcohol. Limit the number of drinks you have, as well. Keep track of how much you drink in an hour.
Use a BAC calculator to help you decide when you're able to drive, after you've had your last drink. According to absoluteadvocacy.org, "For an average 30 year old man that weighs 190 pounds, it takes about 2 hours for the liver to process the alcohol from one beer. This means if you drink 3 beers, you’ll need to wait at least 6-8 hours before you’re sober enough to drive, depending on your age, height, and weight."
If you're unable to refrain from drinking too much, to keep yourself under the legal limit, consider the following ways to find a ride home, instead of driving yourself:
- Ride a bike
- Get a designated driver for the weekend
- Call your parents to come get you
- Take public transportation
- Call a friend that doesn't drink
- Use MADD.org to help you find transportation
Remember, the best way to avoid a DUI this Labor Day weekend is to refrain from drinking and then driving, altogether. It's the only way to ensure that you don't get into trouble. Plan ahead to call friends or family that aren't drinking during the weekend, so that you'll find a ride home without worry about having to drive yourself. Make plans to spend the night at the same location after the party. You can't have a drunk driving related crash or DUI - when you refrain from drinking and driving completely.
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