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What Are Some Safety and Prevention Tips for Drunk Driving in Tampa, FL

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

Drunk driving accident deaths happen every half an hour as per the world report. Especially during festive seasons, like New Year’s Eve, it records the highest number of drunk-driving fatalities. Two of every three Americans are involved in drunk driving accidents. Read these four safety and prevention tips for drunk driving shared by Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.

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1. Have a Designated Driver 

If you are intoxicated and heading back home from a party, it’s always a good choice to have a sober friend drive you back. Ask for a designated driver even if you think you can handle yourself while under the influence. No matter how high alcohol tolerance you have, consumption affects your brain’s psychomotor skills and thus reaction time. You can also take public transit, but that depends on your situation.  

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If you can’t get a friend to drive you home, the best deal is to book a taxi or an Uber. Try delivering a speech or a straight line walk to test how drunk you are. The worse your talk and walk are, you’re excess of .08 BAC. Also, Uber and Lyft allow their hosts to “gift” a taxi ride to an intoxicated friend. You can use this offer to help a friend who cannot drive home safely. 

2. Wait or Stop  

Wait for two or three hours before you drive. Indulge in a conversation, assist in cleaning up, sit for a movie watching, or take a walk. The other way is to stop drinking 90 minutes before your designated leaving time.  

3. Some More Suggestions on Safety and Prevention Tips for Drunk Driving

  • Don’t drink on an empty stomach. 
  • Eat a big meal before the intake, as you won’t get drunk quickly. 
  • Snacking on meat, cheese, proteins, fats, and carbs can slow down the bloodstream alcohol effect. 
  • Have no more than one alcohol an hour. 
  • Have a sense of your intake limit. 
  • Prevention is better than cure.  

Keep reading our blogs for such tips. If you want to browse through cars, visit our website or our dealership. Drive into our center for a quick check-up of your car if you pass by our area in Tampa. You can check our service specials for a special discount on your car service. Contact us at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, to find out more.  

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