Many Americans will be celebrating the season with family and friends,
surrounded by large amounts of food, alcoholic beverages, and holiday cheer.
Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents and fatalities rise dramatically
this time of year, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas time.
If you plan on hosting a party during the holidays, make sure you help
prevent your guests from driving while intoxicated.
The following are several tips to help your guests avoid driving home drunk:
- Coordinate rides. Whether you designate a driver or use a ridesharing app such as Uber
or Lyft, there are many easy and affordable ways to help your guests return
home without forcing them to drive.
- Have them sleepover. Invite your guests to stay with you tonight. You will be able to have
peace of mind, knowing that your guests are at risk of getting an
- Have plenty of food available. The holidays and food go hand-in-hand. Eating plenty of food will help
guests better absorb alcohol.
- Offer alternative drinks. Have water, soda, or juice on hand to help your guests cancel out all
of the alcohol they consume.
- Cut off the supply of alcohol early. Before the party comes to an end, it is imperative to shut down the alcohol
supply or keg. This ensures that guests do not get drunk and then attempt
to drive home as soon as the party is over. Give guests a couple of hours
- Pay attention to guests. Responsible hosts will pay attention to who is and isn’t drunk.
If you do not feel like keeping close tabs, hire a bartender to manage
how much your guests drink.
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