Don't Get Caught Drinking And Driving

Posted on: 14 April 2019

When it comes to not drinking and driving, it is an easy thing for many people. For those people, they simply tell themselves that they aren't going to drink, and they don't. Other people may be responsible enough drinkers to allow themselves a drink or two in the beginning and then eat a meal and switch to non-alcoholic beverages from that point on. You don't want to make the assumption that you are one of those responsible drinkers, because this is where so many people fall into trouble and end up getting arrested for DUIs. There are some resources and even some tools you can make use of to avoid drinking and driving.

Taxis, Ubers, and shuttles are good ride options.

In most area, taxis are commonplace. In other areas, there may be taxis, as well as Ubers and shuttles. You can use these resources anytime you go out and know that there is a good chance that you may end up drinking.

However, these services can become extremely important during the holidays. You can set up times ahead of time, so you know your ride will be right there when you need them. In fact, some of these companies will offer free rides on certain holidays when drunk driving seems to be at the all-time highs for the year.

DUI Apps are available for smart devices.

There are DUI apps that can be used as a tool to help you to know just where you are with regards to how much you have had to drink, as well as to show you whether you are, in fact, at a point where you would be technically considered to be drinking and driving if you were to be pulled over or if you were to get into a collision. There are different ways in which various apps are designed.

Some apps just help you estimate your blood alcohol level by entering information, but the problem with these is the more you drink, the harder they are to work properly. Some of these apps allow you to blow into a USB attachment and let your phone or tablet become your personal breathalyzer machine.

Some great apps will help you determine whether you may be above the legal limit by taking you through a number of challenges to estimate things like your reaction time, your memory, your dexterity, and your judgment. There are also apps that will use software that tracks your eye movements to help you determine whether you may be above the legal limit.

Call a lawyer right away when needed.

If you do get pulled over and arrested for a DUI, then the first thing you want to do is to call a DUI defense attorney. The sooner that you make that phone call to a lawyer, the sooner you will know that your rights are being protected and that you will have someone to help walk you through everything in a way that helps you make all the best choices.