Sober Cab: Free Ride Home
Buzzed driving is drunk driving. Getting behind the wheel after even just one too many drinks can lead to disaster. It is critical to be prepared. One of the best ways to be prepared is to know your options for alternative transportation.
Please know that you DON’T have to DRIVE DRUNK! There are many alternatives, and it’s never a good idea. in 2011, approximately 10,500 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. Historically, holiday periods have shown higher incidences of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, so whether you’re at a holiday party, a New Year’s Eve bash at a bar or reveling with friends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you head out for your festivities.Want to help spread the word about the dangers of buzzed driving? Place one of these images on your blog, or post on your Facebook wall! Our fans are our best messengers. SHARE this post using the “Share the Love” buttons above.
Are You Tipsy?
Not sure if you’ve had too much to drink? According to this blood-alcohol calculator, having two strong drinks within about an hour would put a 150 lb person over the legal limit. Generally speaking, a “shot” of alcohol is an ounce. A “jigger” is 1.5 oz. Many establishments put more than a jigger in each cocktail, especially drinks containing more than one type of alcohol. For example, certain recipes of Long Island Ice Tea contain FIVE different liquors, equaling up to 7.5 oz of alcohol per drink! A 125 lb person who drinks this tall Long Island in an hour could be twice the legal limit at .16! The legal limit is under .08 in all 50 states.
Check out the blood-alcohol calculator to see the range of your limits.
Rule of thumb: if you’ve had anything to drink, let someone else drive!!
Find a Free Sober Cab
Check out our list of sober/safe ride programs across the country below. Find one in your area, and save the number in your cell phone so you always have it on you.
Check out Sober Cab on AAA’s website for the full and up-to-date list.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a listing of sober/safe ride programs across the country. Find one in your area, and save the number in your cell phone so you always have it on you. (Please note: rates and availability subject to change).