You and your friends work so hard during the week that you barely have time to see each other. The weekend is your time for relaxation, and a large part of this involves going out in a group.
You all like to have a drink, and there is certainly nothing wrong with this. The problem is getting home from the venues. You like to tour different bars and clubs together, so drinking at home isn’t really a viable option. How can you arrive home both legally and safely after a night out? Has your friendship group considered designated drivers?
Nominating a responsible party
While you like to have a laugh as a group, you all have families and established careers. You don’t want one night out to get in the way of this. Nominating a responsible party each week to drive you home can keep the rest of you out of trouble. You may even want them to collect your car keys, so there is no temptation whatsoever to drive. Drinking can be fun, but it is not the be-all and end-all. You can all still have a good time together, with one party overseeing your safe journey home.
Switch it up
It may become draining if you or another friend is the designated driver every week. It may also make it harder to resist the urge to have a drink and then drive home. Make sure you change things up and keep it fair. You can come up with a fair rotation system that switches it up each week. This way, everyone gets an equitable share of responsibilities.
Having a designated driver is just one way to reduce the potential of facing DUI charges. If you do find yourself in trouble with the law, make sure you have a firm understanding of your legal rights.