There are few things in the world better than going out and having an amazing evening with some good friends. Have a few drinks, some good conversations, maybe meet some people and dance the night away. In the interest of trying to keep the evening as carefree as possible, make sure you plan ahead. If there's the possibility that you might end up having a few drinks too many, make sure you have the number for a cab company or designated driving service (DDS).
Drinking and driving is a serious concern, simply because the potential for a tragic accident is all too real. Even a sober mind can become unfocused for a split second, and in just the wrong moment that can have major consequences. Alcohol dulls the senses, expanding the moments in which you become distracted, vastly increasing the probability that such a moment of fuzziness will overlap with someone running a red light or something similar. Keep the number for a DDS handy just in case someone you know looks like they're going to drive, but you know they've had a bit too much. It might be the thing that saves their life.
Unlike a taxi, a DDS will send someone out to drive you and your car home should you happen to overindulge, ensuring that everybody gets where they're going safely. Drinking responsibly means planning ahead, so when you're thinking about having a night out, make sure you're prepared to have too much fun. For more information on Victoria BC's designated driving services, check out our member offers below.