A drive with your pals is always a good time. But, you know what’s not a good mixture? Drinking and driving. In Australia, there are strict laws in place with regards to drinking and driving. The legal limit is set at 0.05 blood alcohol concentration, while learners and probationary licence holders must have 0.00 BAC. So, before you go on that out of town camping trip with your mates, decide on a designated driver.
A designated driver in your group ensures the safety of everyone onboard the vehicle. The driver makes sure that all his drunk friends make it back home in one piece.
But, sometimes, friends who are the designated driver for the trip are bummed out. Because they feel like they are missing out on a lot of fun activities that involve beer and alcohol; don’t be. Here are a few positive things about becoming the DD:
Hangovers get worse the older you get. Your buddies may still like the feeling of getting drunk and making fools of themselves, and it’s okay. But, at least, you don’t have to live with a splitting headache the next day. You can still have a great time with your pals and, the best part is, you can even wake up early the next day to get your chores and other work done.
See a Different Side of Your Friends
When people get drunk, they let loose a side of them you won’t usually see. Your ordinarily quiet friend is the loudest he’s ever been, and your normally energetic friend is suddenly passed out after a few drinks. You can also take this opportunity to document the evening so you all can have a good laugh about it once everyone is sober.
Sense of Responsibility
When people have a little too much to drink, their judgement is clouded. As the sober one, you can prevent your friends from making these bad decisions and ensure that everyone has a good time. And it’s also great to know that everyone you care about can come back safe to their families after a fun night out.
Letting your intoxicated buddy drive home is dangerous. He is a danger to himself and everyone else on the road. With you as their driver, you are preventing accidents from happening and are contributing to the betterment of the community.
You Decide When the Party is Over
Because you’re the driver, you decide when it’s time to call it a night. You get to drive everyone home after a night out in the town. Your buddies won’t be able to argue because their other choice is to either pay for a cab or walk back.
A designated driver is an unsung hero. Be proud when it’s your turn to drive. If you’re looking for a car for a night out with your pals, get in touch with us here at Alpha Car Hire.