Almost everyone has experienced it. You’re out with some friends or coworkers, and you’ve had a few drinks, when you suddenly realize you shouldn’t be driving.
How do you deal with someone who has over the legal driving age but believes they can drive?
The greatest approach to avoid drunk driving is to plan ahead of time. A safe night begins with a safe plan, whether you designate a sober driver or plan to call a cab or take public transportation. Make sure that everyone in your group is on board and that you stick to it.
However, occasionally, someone tries to drive while intoxicated. It’s dangerous. What options do you have?
There are a few things you should (and should not) do to prevent them from driving while inebriated.
Take their keys
You can’t drive without keys, so take them if you can. They’ll appreciate it later.
Provide a safe alternative
Find them a cab, a sober driver, or a bus route to their destination. If money is an issue, offer to pay or let them sleep it off at your place. Let them know that there are many options available to them, but driving while inebriated is not one of them.
Don’t be confrontational
Because alcohol lowers our inhibitions, even someone who is generally laid-back can become a raging drunk after a few drinks. They can become agitated if they are confronted. As a result, be firm. But don’t lose your cool.
Remember that they’ve had alcohol, which impairs our ability to comprehend information. Explain the hazard to your companion in a slower than normal manner.
Seek the assistance of friends
Encourage individuals in your group to participate and provide moral support. When the numbers are on your side, it’s simpler to persuade and harder to fend off a group.
They should be reported
Allow the police to handle the situation if nothing else works. It’s considerably preferable that they are stopped and arrested than that they murder or are killed in a drunken accident.