You have planned a fun Friday night out with your friends. The work week is over and the weekend is just about to begin. Before you go out drinking with your friends, you may want to take a few extra steps so that you do not end the night with a DUI. Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law wants to help give you some suggestions on how to avoid a DUI.
It is always a good idea to plan when you go out to have some drinks. Either have a designated driver, someone who is sober, or a cab, Uber or Lyft. You want to make sure that you have a safe way to come home and planning can help ensure you will get home safe. Even if you don’t feel drunk, it is always smart to have a designated driver beforehand.
Know Alcohol Tolerance Level
When you know your alcohol tolerance level and you know when you are having too much, you will understand that you need to stop drinking so you can avoid a DUI. Pace yourself and be honest with yourself about where your tolerance level is. Men can usually have no more than two standard drinks an hour, with women it is less with only one drink an hour.
Remember the Risks of Driving Under the Influence
It may be easy to say I am just fine and get behind the wheel. But you need to remember the risks you are taking every time you get behind the wheel after drinking. When you are drunk driving, it can impair your response time and coordination. This can cause accidents that can lead to serious injury and death.
Never Mix Alcohol & Drugs
It is never smart to mix drugs and alcohol, this includes prescription medication. If you are on prescription medication and you know it has warned you to not mix with alcohol, then you need to take that seriously and avoid alcohol while using prescription medications. If you are on drugs (including prescription medication) and drinking, the effects can be increased which results in drowsiness and disorientation.
Don’t Drive the Next Morning
The saying “I can just sleep it off” may not always work when it comes to the day after you have been drinking. Even if you feel good the next morning, your blood alcohol content may still be higher than the legal limit. It may take some time for your body to be cleared of the alcohol that you have consumed. It can be determined by your weight, gender, and the amount of alcohol that you put in your system. Even if you feel good the next morning, it may be smart to take public transportation to avoid getting a DUI in case you still have a higher blood alcohol level.
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Don’t have a DUI ruin your life or cause injuries to somebody else because you got behind the wheel thinking you were okay. Take extra measures when you go out with friends drinking or whatever else you may be doing so that you can keep you and everybody around you safe. If you have received a DUI then let Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law help you with your case.