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Sober Driving Can Reduce Risk of Serious Summer Accidents in Washington

By Pendergast Law on May 9, 2012

Seattle DUI Accident PreventionCinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby have passed, but the summer ahead is still full of opportunities to enjoy a drink with friends. If you decide to include alcohol in your celebrations, there are many ways you can also ensure you don’t drink and drive. Finding a sober ride home after drinking alcohol not only protects you, but it also decreases the risk of a serious Washington auto accident to others on the road.

Help protect yourself and others from drunk driving-related injuries with these tips:

  • Choose a designated driver before the party begins. Treat your designated driver right by making sure their non-alcoholic beverage is topped up regularly. You might even offer to pick up a designated driver’s tab to show your appreciation.
  • Keep the phone numbers of local taxi companies in your pocket. Not only will you be able to get a ride home if you need one, you’ll also be able to call a cab for anyone else who looks like they’ve had one too many.
  • If you’re hosting a party, stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party is expected to end. Serving coffee or dessert at this time can help mark the official end of alcohol service and help guests start to sober up before they leave.

Drunk driving can cause serious injuries in the event of an accident. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to call the experienced Seattle drunk driving accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Our number is (888) 228-3860, and your initial consultation is both free and confidential.

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