Alternatives to drunk driving
Party hardy tonight, but don't drive drunk!
Not only could you die (bummer) or kill someone else (unforgivable), but it could cost you financially big time (not savvy living).
MSN Money says the fines are just a fraction of a DUI's real cost:
A driving-under-the-influence conviction is a financial wrecking ball. A typical DUI costs about $10,000 by the time you pay bail, fines, fees, and insurance, even if you didn't hit anything or hurt anybody.
A drunk driving conviction is just not worth it, especially when there are plenty of safe, pain-free alternatives.
1. Have a Designated Driver
If one of your friends doesn't drink, great! Carpool and be safe. Let the sober guy drive, and stop yelling at him from the back seat.
2. Use AAA's Tipsy Tow Holiday Program
Just call the number listed for your area, and tell the operator you need a "Tipsy Tow." You don't have to be a member to get a free five to 15 mile, one-way tow home (rules vary), but the service is limited by area.
3. Call a Taxicab
To get the phone number of a cab company near you, send an SMS text message to 466453 ("GOOGLE" on most phones) with the word "taxi" and your zip code. For example, "taxi 55101" for taxi listings in St. Paul, MI. (You can test it out without racking up SMS charges at www.google.com/sms. Try searching for restaurants. Very handy.)
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
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